African American Cultural Considerations in HIV/AIDS

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Author: Shamika Boorks, RN, FNP-C
53 slides from CME presentation. 

Objectives:

  • Discuss the statistics regarding the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the AA community
  • Discuss the historical context of the AA relationship with the health care and scientific community
  • Discuss the socioeconomic and political issues that plague the AA community
  • Discuss how stereotypes in the media affect the general mental, physical, and emotional health of those in the AA community
  • Discuss possible solutions and strategies to help improve the state of AA health and reduce transmission of HIV
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