2013 JUL 22 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at AIDS Weekly -- New research on AIDS Education and Prevention is the subject of a report. According to news reporting from East Lansing, Michigan, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "The development of community capacity is integral to reducing the burden of HIV in high-risk populations (Kippax, 2012). This study examines how coalitions addressing structural level determinants of HIV among youth are generating community capacity and creating AIDS-competent communities."
The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Michigan State University, "AIDS-competent communities are defined as communities that can facilitate sexual behavior change, reduce HIV/AIDS-related stigma, support people living with HIV/AIDS, and cooperate in HIV related prevention practices. This study shows how the coalitions are fostering the resources indicative of AIDS-competent communities: knowledge and skills, enhanced dialogue among relevant sectors of the community, local ownership of a problem, confidence in local strengths, solidarity or bonding social capital, and bridging partnerships. These data show that the coalitions catalyzed several outcomes aside from the completion of their structural changes."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Coalition members are developing the skills, resources, and relationships that can ostensibly build a heightened community response to HIV prevention."
For more information on this research see: Connect To Protect (r) And The Creation Of Aids-competent Communities. Aids Education and Prevention, 2013;25(3):255-267. Aids Education and Prevention can be contacted at: Guilford Publications Inc, 72 Spring Street, New York, NY 10012, USA (see also AIDS Education and Prevention).
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting S.J. Reed, Michigan State University, Dept. of Psychol, East Lansing, MI 48824, United States.
Keywords for this news article include: Michigan, HIV/AIDS, RNA Viruses, East Lansing, Retroviridae, United States, HIV Infections, Vertebrate Viruses, Primate Lentiviruses, North and Central America, AIDS Education and Prevention, Viral Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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