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HIV on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU): A study of 4 campuses in Texas, Lousiana and Oklahoma

Chwee Lye Chng, PhD, Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation, University of North Texas, P.O. Box 311337, Denton, TX 76203-1337, 940-565-2069, Chng@coe.unt.edu and Alfonso Carlon, International Resource Group, Ltd, 1106 Clayton Lane, Suite 410E, Austin, TX 78723.

Funded through the US. DHHS, Office of Family Planning for Region VI, the study collected data from 1,146 students attending 4 Southern HBCU in Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma. Project staff used a two-page survey based on validated scales to collect data on student HIV knowledge, awareness and use of testing services on and off campus, barriers to testing, perceived condom norms, and perceived susceptibility to HIV. Highlights of findings include the following: Women reported a higher knowledge level than did men (p=.004); Men report using campus testing services more than women (p=.0005); Women rated 4 identified factors (confidentiality, nonjudgmental staff, access, cost) as more important than did men (p=.0001; Women perceived stronger support for their condom use than did men (p=.0005); Although students did not perceived themselves at particularly high risk for HIV, men perceived themselves at greater risk for HIV than did women (p=.0005). Implications for program planning and HIV prevention on HBCU will be discussed.

Learning Objectives: At the end of the session, participants should be able to

Keywords: African American, College Students

Presenting author's disclosure statement:
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

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Studies of African Americans and HIV/AIDS

The 132nd Annual Meeting (November 6-10, 2004) of APHA