This study evaluated a novel 3-month campus-based HIV prevention condom distribution and health communication intervention for African American females attending a historically Black college in North Carolina. The theoretical framework for study incorporated the integrative model of behavioral prediction and the theory of gender and power. The intervention provided free condoms via condom dispensers with point-of-access messaging on the dispensers. We assessed 195 individuals before and 118 three months after the intervention. Almost 90% of participants were exposed to the intervention. Forty-four percent used the dispensers, 70% of whom reported using the condoms for sexual intercourse. Perceptions of condom availability and accessibility increased significantly after the intervention. In a multiple regression analysis controlling for covariates, dispenser use was significantly associated with greater condom use. These findings show the promise of a low-cost, broad-reach HIV/STI prevention intervention for young African American women.
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||AIDS Education and Prevention|
|State||Published - Apr 2018|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Diane B. Francis, PhD, is affiliated with the Manship School of Mass Communication, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Seth M. Noar, PhD, is affiliated with the School of Media and Journalism, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Deborah A. Fortune, PhD, is affiliated with the Department of Public Health Education, North Carolina Central University, Durham, North Carolina. Adaora A. Ad-imora, MD, MPH, is affiliated with the School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This research was funded by a 2014 developmental grant from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), an NIH funded program P30 AI50410. The authors wish to thank the study participants, research assistants, and Erica McDonald-Finch and her staff who made this research possible. Address correspondence to Diane B. Francis, PhD, Manship School of Mass Communication, 249 Hodges Hall, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
This research was funded by a 2014 developmental grant from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), an NIH funded program P30 AI50410.
© 2018 The Guilford Press.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health(social science)
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
- Infectious Diseases