In search of cultural sensitivity and inclusiveness: communication strategies used in rural HIV prevention campaigns designed for African Americans.


:Recently, rates of HIV and AIDS are rapidly and disproportionately increasing among minority communities in the rural South. Culturally specific health communication about HIV and inclusion of minority voices in the administration and implementation of HIV programs have been found to be the most effective methods for prevention. The purpose of this discussion is to examine these health communication strategies in HIV prevention programs designed for African American communities in rural Alabama. Effective, culturally sensitive, and inclusive prevention efforts documented in health communication literature are identified, and the use of these efforts through a case study of rural Alabama's minority-focused HIV prevention programs is examined The research reveals that, although the state is making use of culturally tailored communication strategies, educators continue to encounter problems connecting with and involving target populations. Reasons for these problems and recommendations for changes are discussed.


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Health communication


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1998-01-01 00:00:00












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