2005. 14 p.
International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship
This paper describes an intervention designed to provide HIV education at three levels: to students in a registered nurse baccalaureate-nursing program, lay health advisors, and African Americans in high risk communities. Students conducted needs assessments and prepared teaching plans, contributed to funding proposals and implemented and evaluated their programs. Lay health workers were trained as peer educators and were drawn from the high risk community, to increase their credibility. Of the 168 community participants, 151 completed both pre and post-test HIV knowledge exams. There were significant overall increases in knowledge observed (81.9% to 88.3; t = 4.88, df = 150; p = .001), especially related to lubricants, HIV exposure, and female condoms.
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