Saturday, August 2, 2008
Why High Rates of Aids in Hispanic Youth?: Study
Why High Rates of Aids in Hispanic Youths?: A Study
Health Resources and Services Administration
Hispanics and HIV/AIDs in the United States
"New Study Documents the Need for 'Culture Sensitve" Aids education "
The researchers at HRSA state that although Hispanics were only 14% of the U.S. population 2004; they had 20.4% of the Aids cases reported.
HRSA stated that due to socioeconomic factors Hispanics have a lower graduation rate from high school(58.4%) compared with (80.6%) of African Americans and (90%0 of whites.Man subpopulations -like migrant workers- live below the poverty line.
The HenryJ. Kaiser Family Foundation says that Hispanics(73%) get most of their information about HIV/AIDS from the media. The foundation says that HIspanics do not have a "cultural tradition" of "preventative care".
Thye have accepted myths concering the way that Aids is transfered as well.
In Education Week , Debra Viadero "New Study Documents the Need for 'Culture sensitive Aids Education", Viadero sates that teens, both African American adn Hispanic are not receiving enough information about how Aids is spread.
This surprised me! I had just read in an APA article of this summer that nothing has changed! What do you think?
How can we improve this?
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