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Stigma as a Barrier to HIV-Related Activities Among African-American Churches in South Carolina

Stigma as a Barrier to HIV-Related Activities Among African-American Churches in South Carolina

Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community 43(3): 223-234

South Carolina has one of the highest HIV/AIDS prevalence rates in the United States. More than 70% of those infected are African American. Traditionally, Black churches have been one of the primary sources of health outreach programs in Southern African-American communities. In this research, we explored the role of HIV-related stigma as a barrier to the acceptance of HIV-related activities in Black churches. A survey of African-American adults in South Carolina found that the overall level of stigma associated with HIV/AIDS was comparable to what has been found in a national probability sample of people in the United States. Consistent with the stigma-as-barrier hypothesis, the degree to which survey respondents endorsed HIV-related stigma was related to less positive attitudes concerning the involvement of Black churches in HIV-related activities.

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Accession: 058905390

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PMID: 26151171

DOI: 10.1080/10852352.2014.973279

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