The missing element: Incorporating culturally-specific clinical practices in HIV prevention programs for African-American females

J Cult Divers. Summer 2010;17(2):51-5.

Abstract

African American females are disproportionally affected with new cases of HIV. High risk sexual practices contribute significantly to the incidence and prevalence of this public health problem. It is critical for advance practice nurses to acknowledge the relevance of cultural sensitivity when providing optimal care to African-American females. This article describes behavioral change interventions tailored to address cultural and socioeconomic aspects of HIV prevention among African-American females who attend historically black colleges and universities and is relevant for the African-American community at large.

MeSH terms

  • Advanced Practice Nursing / education
  • Advanced Practice Nursing / organization & administration
  • African Americans* / education
  • African Americans* / ethnology
  • Attitude to Health / ethnology
  • Courtship / ethnology
  • Cultural Competency* / education
  • Cultural Competency* / organization & administration
  • Cultural Competency* / psychology
  • Female
  • HIV Infections* / ethnology
  • HIV Infections* / prevention & control
  • Health Behavior / ethnology
  • Health Status Disparities
  • Humans
  • Risk Factors
  • Risk-Taking
  • Student Health Services / organization & administration
  • Students* / psychology
  • Universities*
  • Unsafe Sex / ethnology
  • Women* / education
  • Women* / psychology