African American college students; HIV infections; HIV infections – Risk factors; HIV risk factors; Sexually transmitted diseases – Risk factors; Sexually transmitted infections
Introduction: The majority of African American college students in the U.S. attend predominantly white institutions (PWIs). However, there is minimal research examining this population’s HIV/STI risk behaviors. The purpose of this investigation was to assess HIV/STI behavioral risk factors among African American college students (aged 18 – 24years) attending PWIs. (n = 2,568)
Methods: Backwards step-wise logistic regression analyses were conducted to determine factors associated with a positive HIV/STI diagnosis (past year) among sexually active African American college students who participated in the Spring, 2006 National College Health Assessment.
Findings: Nine factors were significantly associated with an HIV/STI diagnosis among African American college students attending PWIs. Different risk factors were associated with having a HIV/STI diagnosis among African American male and female college students. These results may be useful to HIV/STIs prevention programs targeting African American college students attending PWIs.
Shegog, Marya L.; Lindley, Lisa; Thompson-Robinson, Melva; Simmons, David; and Richter, Donna
"HIV/STI Risk Factors Among African-American Students Attending Predominantly White Universities,"
Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice: Vol. 4
, Article 8.
Available at: http://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/jhdrp/vol4/iss1/8