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Bahamian Men’s Masculine Ideology and Safer Sex Practices: Papa was no Rolling Stone

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10.7727/wimj.2016.018
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The Bahamas is home to 3% prevalence of PLHIV; this study addresses the gap in the literature. Findings can assist in the development of culturally competent programmes that are congruent with masculine ideology, in the context of safer sex behaviours.

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21 Jan, 2016
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e-Published: 23 Feb, 2016

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Knowledge and Perception of HIV Prevention Through Condom Use Among Midlife and Older Adults in Calabar, Nigeria

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429–33
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There should be more effort on the publicity of HIV/AIDS infection targeted to midlife and older adults.

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e-Published: 07 Oct, 2013

The Survey of HIV/AIDS Related Knowledge, Attitude and Behaviour among Migrant Peasant Workers in Middle City in China

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418–23
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The education and prevention of HIV/AIDS in migrant peasant workers is of paramount importance to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS disease in China.

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Objectives: To explore HIV/AIDS related knowledge, attitude and behaviour among migrant peasant workers in Changsha, which is a inland city in central China, and to provide evidence that educating this population may help to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in China.

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e-Published: 07 Oct, 2013

HIV/AIDS: Perceptions of the Grenadian Faith-based Community

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356–61
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This exploratory study of the perceptions of the Grenadian Faith-based Community about HIV/AIDS and persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV/AIDS) brought to the fore the multiple socio-economic and cultural dimensions that underlie HIV/AIDS and that must be considered in prevention efforts as well as in the development of appropriate strategies to support PLHIV/AIDS.

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Objective: This exploratory study conducted in 2008 aimed at gathering the views and opinions of leaders of the faith-based community (FBC) in Grenada about the increased incidence of HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean region including their beliefs and attitudes towards persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV/AIDS).

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e-Published: 07 Oct, 2013

Male Circumcision and the Caribbean HIV Epidemic

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348–50
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Advantages attributed to male circumcision include protection against a range of sexually transmitted diseases. The frequency of HIV transmission from females to males has been found to be reduced by male circumcision in regions of Sub-Saharan Africa. The relevance of these data to the Caribbean is explored.

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e-Published: 07 Oct, 2013

HIV/AIDS: Various Issues Explored

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345–7

 

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In this special issue of the Journal on the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), there are various articles dealing mostly with HIV in the adult and covering a varied spectrum. This compilation of articles gives a broad view of some of the psychosocial and clinical aspects of HIV in the Caribbean and other countries eg Nigeria, Botswana, China and Greece.

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e-Published: 07 Oct, 2013

Turning the Tide toward an AIDS Free Generation: Is It Within Our Reach?

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10.7727/wimj.2013.001
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283–5

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e-Published: 11 Sep, 2013

The Role of the UWI Mona Libraries in HIV/AIDS Information Access and Dissemination

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10.7727/wimj.2013.126
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346–9
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This article provides insights into three of the information initiatives implemented by The University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona libraries in accessing, evaluating, disseminating and applying authoritative, credible and scholarly information on HIV/AIDS.

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e-Published: 14 Aug, 2013

Psychological Distress and Substance Abuse in Jamaican Youths Living with HIV/AIDS

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10.7727/wimj.2013.024
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341–5
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There is a statistically significant relationship between psychological distress and substance use in Jamaican youths living with HIV/AIDS. Strategies should be implemented that are geared at helping youths deal effectively with the psychosocial burden of the disease.

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Objective: Current epidemiological research indicates that HIV/AIDS endures and continues to be a significant vulnerability among adolescents and youths despite the increased access to antiretroviral drugs and the reduction in the global progression of the disease. This study examined the association between substance use and psychological distress within the Jamaican population of youths coping with the illness.

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HIV/AIDS Knowledge and Sexual Behaviour among Junior High School Students in New Providence, Bahamas

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10.7727/wimj.2013.169
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318–22
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Junior high schools students in New Providence, Bahamas, have fairly accurate knowledge of HIV/AIDS but misconceptions regarding transmission are still prevalent.

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Objective: To determine accuracy of knowledge and sexual behaviour patterns of junior high school students in New Providence towards HIV/AIDS and identify gender variations.

Methods: A cross-sectional study with cluster sampling of classrooms was undertaken at two schools utilizing a questionnaire. SPSS was used for statistical analysis.

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