3223.0 Current HIV Risk Behaviors and Issues among College Students

Monday, November 5, 2007: 12:30 PM
College students who engage in unsafe sexual practices are at risk for STIs, including HIV. Further, certain segments of the college population appear to be at greater risk than the general college student population. In this session, attendees will learn about such vulnerable segments of the college population. The first presentation focuses on the efficacy of a peer led program targeting college-age Hispanic females. In the second presentation, the key population is male, college football athletes and their knowledge, attitudes, and current sexual risk behaviors. The focal points of the third presentation also are knowledge, attitudes, and risk behaviors; however participants are African American students recruited from historically black colleges and universities. In the four presentation, risk perception of African American college females residing in the south will be described. In the final presentation, the author will discuss the efficacy of an intervention based on social norm theory on changing attitudes among college students.
Session Objectives: 1. Articulate current levels of HIV/AIDS knwoeldge and attitudes among college students. 2. Describe the sexual practices of college students. 3. Discuss prevention strategies that target college students.

12:45 PM
Knowledge Assessment toward STD/HIV Transmission and Condom Use among Male, College Football Athletes
John Moraros, MD,PhD,MPH,CHES, Robert W. Buckingham, Dr PH, Yelena Bird, MD, PhD, MPH, Surasri Prapasiri, MPH and Sasha King, BA
1:00 PM
HIV/AIDS Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviors among African-American Students Attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Madeline Y. Sutton, MD, MPH, Pierre Wright, Sagina Wahi, MPH, Sandra Jones, PhD, Felicia Hardnett, Sonal Pathak and Lisa K. Fitzpatrick, MD, MPH
1:15 PM
HIV Risk Perceptions Among African American College Women in the South
Sarahmona Przybyla, MPH, LaToya White, MPH and Carol E. Golin, MD, MPH

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Organized by: HIV/AIDS
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Public Health Education and Health Promotion, Epidemiology

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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