Establishing ties: HIV prevention through facilitation: The case of Mujer Sana-“healthy woman”

Rosi Andrade, Luis C Moll, Sally Stevens, Karen C. Spear-Ellinwood

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In general, efforts to prevent the spread of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) intend, through information and awareness, to reduce high-risk behaviors leading to HIV and other STDs. HIV prevention efforts generally target one of four populations: Injection drug users, heterosexual adult men and women, men who have sex with men, and youth. The efforts also target specific groups within those populations such as members of particular racial and ethnic groups, genders, and rural or urban populations. The prevention and risk-reduction messages (e.g., practice safe sex, use condoms, avoid contact with the four bodily fluids through which HIV can be transmitted, and get tested) are relatively the same. The behavioral-based prevention approaches, however, are varied. Approaches used include the transtheoretical or stages of change model (Prochaska, DiClemente, and Norcross, 1992; Stevens and Estrada, 1996); social learning principles (Des Jarlais, Casriel, Friedman, and Rosenblum, 1992); problem-solving therapy (Magura, Kang, and Shapiro, 1994); social cognitive theory, relapse prevention, and concepts from the health belief model and theory of reasoned action (McCusker et al., 1992); and theories of peer influence and diffusion of innovations (Kegeles, Hays, and Coates, 1996).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHumanizing Pedagogy Through HIV and AIDS Prevention
Subtitle of host publicationTransforming Teacher Knowledge
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781317257912
ISBN (Print)9781594512599
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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