Current HIV/AIDS Knowledge Levels among Young Men of Color Who Have Sex with Men

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150298
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Presentation
Title:
Current HIV/AIDS Knowledge Levels among Young Men of Color Who Have Sex with Men
Abstract:
Current HIV/AIDS Knowledge Levels among Young Men of Color Who Have Sex with Men
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Author:Fields, Sheldon D., PhD, APRN, BC, FNP
P.I. Institution Name:University of Rochester
Title:Assistant Professor of Nursing
OBJECTIVES: (1) To explore the current level of HIV/AIDS knowledge in regards to transmission, prevention and consequences among young men of color who have sex with men (YMCMSM). (2) To examine the applicability and generalizability of a modified version of the HIV Knowledge Questionnaire (HIV K-Q) for use with YCMSM. DESIGN: Qualitative and quantitative descriptive. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK: The Information-motivation-behavioral skill’s model (IMB) by Fisher and Fisher. METHODS: Broad-based focus groups were conducted to elicit HIV related knowledge grounded in the unique and specific experiences of YMCMSM. SAMPLE: 16 self identified YMCMSM with an average age of 18.63 (range 16 – 21 years). SETTING: A community based AIDS service organization located in Western New York. FINDINGS: The average knowledge score on the HIV K-Q was 83% (SD = 2.34). The YCMSM recommended changes be made to the HIV K-Q related to sexual acts (fisting, anal sex), beliefs (being a top versus a bottom) and misconceptions (vaginal and oral sex transmission) held among the group. CONCLUSION: The YMCMSM were fairly well knowledgeable about HIV/AIDS. The HIV K-Q proved to be a useful tool for assessing the HIV/AIDS knowledge levels among YMCMSM especially after being adapted. IMPLICATIONS: Knowledge regarding the transmission, prevention and consequences of HIV is still needed. The adapted version of the HIV K-Q can provide researchers with an accurate assessment of HIV related knowledge levels among YMCMSM and should be used in future studies with this at risk population.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCurrent HIV/AIDS Knowledge Levels among Young Men of Color Who Have Sex with Menen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150298-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Current HIV/AIDS Knowledge Levels among Young Men of Color Who Have Sex with Men</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Fields, Sheldon D., PhD, APRN, BC, FNP</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Rochester</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sheldon_fields@URMC.Rochester.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">OBJECTIVES: (1) To explore the current level of HIV/AIDS knowledge in regards to transmission, prevention and consequences among young men of color who have sex with men (YMCMSM). (2) To examine the applicability and generalizability of a modified version of the HIV Knowledge Questionnaire (HIV K-Q) for use with YCMSM. DESIGN: Qualitative and quantitative descriptive. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK: The Information-motivation-behavioral skill&rsquo;s model (IMB) by Fisher and Fisher. METHODS: Broad-based focus groups were conducted to elicit HIV related knowledge grounded in the unique and specific experiences of YMCMSM. SAMPLE: 16 self identified YMCMSM with an average age of 18.63 (range 16 &ndash; 21 years). SETTING: A community based AIDS service organization located in Western New York. FINDINGS: The average knowledge score on the HIV K-Q was 83% (SD = 2.34). The YCMSM recommended changes be made to the HIV K-Q related to sexual acts (fisting, anal sex), beliefs (being a top versus a bottom) and misconceptions (vaginal and oral sex transmission) held among the group. CONCLUSION: The YMCMSM were fairly well knowledgeable about HIV/AIDS. The HIV K-Q proved to be a useful tool for assessing the HIV/AIDS knowledge levels among YMCMSM especially after being adapted. IMPLICATIONS: Knowledge regarding the transmission, prevention and consequences of HIV is still needed. The adapted version of the HIV K-Q can provide researchers with an accurate assessment of HIV related knowledge levels among YMCMSM and should be used in future studies with this at risk population.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:21:06Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:21:06Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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