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J Cult Divers. 2013 Fall;20(3):146-52.

Sexual communication needs of African American families in relation to faith-based HIV prevention.

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School of Nursing College of Health and Human Services, 9201 University City Blvd, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.


In this study, we examined the sexual communication needs of African-American parents and their adolescent children in relation to faith-based HIV prevention. Eight focus groups of 10 members each were conducted, four with parents and four with adolescents. The sessions were audiotaped and transcribed verbatim. Findings indicated that some African Americans are not knowledgeable about sexually transmitted infections. The sample members were not in agreement about when sexual communications should begin, yet the majority felt that the church was the best place to have these discussions. Healthcare professionals can use the findings from this study to assist faith-based organizations to strengthen the sexual communication skills of African-American families.

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