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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151393
Type:
Presentation
Title:
HIV Risk Reduction and Postmenopausal Women: Nursing Research Agenda
Abstract:
HIV Risk Reduction and Postmenopausal Women: Nursing Research Agenda
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Hamilton, Susan Lynde, RN, MScN, CS
P.I. Institution Name:University of Massachusetts Lowell
Title:Doctoral Student Nursing Health Promotion
This poster presents an agenda for research on HIV risk of women after menopause. A critical review of literature framed within the Social Ecological Model (SEM) identifies HIV risk factors for older women. Knowledge gaps exist about the interplay of biopsychosocial processes with behavioral, cultural, and relationship norms as they affect the HIV sexual risk of postmenopausal women. Most research on HIV risk has excluded women aged 45 and older. New cases of AIDS in women age 50 or older increased 41% between 2000 and 2003, compared to 23% for older men, and 10.3% overall (CDC, 2004). Women living with HIV are primarily Black (66%) and Latina (14%). In the 33 states with names-based reporting, 76% of women diagnosed between 2001 and 2004 acquired HIV heterosexually, and 24% of women diagnosed with HIV were aged 45 and older (CDC, 2005). Older women report low rates of condom use and HIV testing, low perceived HIV susceptibility, and beliefs that condoms communicate a lack of trust and intimacy (Theall et al., 2003; Zablontsky & Kennedy, 2003). Primary care providers often overlook HIV as a possible source of symptoms in older women (Mack & Ory, 2003), resulting in later diagnosis, higher rates of simultaneous HIV and AIDS diagnoses, and more rapid progression from diagnosis to death (CDC, 2005; Zingmond et al., 2001). Knowledge of the pathways by which biopsychosocial processes and referent group norms influence HIV risk behavior of older women is needed to inform risk reduction interventions. This agenda for nursing research in health promotion using the SEM builds on the foundation of social cognitive research on HIV risk behavior and new strategies adopted by the CDC for HIV prevention. The agenda incorporates the unique needs and challenges facing women in the menopausal transition and later life. (References available)
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.titleHIV Risk Reduction and Postmenopausal Women: Nursing Research Agendaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151393-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">HIV Risk Reduction and Postmenopausal Women: Nursing Research Agenda</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Hamilton, Susan Lynde, RN, MScN, CS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Massachusetts Lowell</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Doctoral Student Nursing Health Promotion</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">susanlynde@hotmail.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">This poster presents an agenda for research on HIV risk of women after menopause. A critical review of literature framed within the Social Ecological Model (SEM) identifies HIV risk factors&nbsp;for older women. Knowledge gaps exist about the interplay of biopsychosocial processes with behavioral, cultural, and relationship norms as they affect the HIV sexual risk of postmenopausal women. Most research&nbsp;on HIV risk has excluded women aged 45 and older.&nbsp;New cases of AIDS in women age 50 or older increased 41% between 2000 and 2003, compared to 23% for older men, and 10.3% overall (CDC, 2004). Women living with HIV are primarily Black (66%) and Latina (14%). In the 33 states with names-based reporting, 76% of women diagnosed between 2001 and 2004 acquired HIV heterosexually, and 24% of women diagnosed with HIV were aged 45 and older (CDC, 2005). Older women report low rates of condom use and HIV testing, low perceived HIV susceptibility, and beliefs that condoms communicate a lack of trust and intimacy (Theall et al., 2003; Zablontsky &amp; Kennedy, 2003). Primary care providers often overlook HIV as a possible source of symptoms in older women (Mack &amp; Ory, 2003), resulting in later diagnosis, higher rates of simultaneous HIV and AIDS diagnoses, and more rapid progression from diagnosis to death (CDC, 2005; Zingmond et al., 2001). Knowledge of the pathways by which biopsychosocial processes and referent group norms influence HIV risk behavior of older women is needed to inform risk reduction interventions. This agenda for nursing research in health promotion using the SEM builds on the&nbsp;foundation of social cognitive research on HIV risk behavior and new strategies adopted by the CDC for HIV prevention. The agenda incorporates the unique needs and challenges facing women in the menopausal transition and later life.&nbsp;(References available)</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:00:53Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:00:53Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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