The Effectiveness of HIV/AIDS Interventions Targeting Black College Women: A Systematic Review
Abstract

Black college age women are being infected with HIV at rates significantly higher than their White cohort (Younge, Corneille, Lyde & Cannady, 2013). The objective of this review is to assess the actual effectiveness of HIV/STD intervention programs ability to reduce sexual-risk taking as measured by condom usage in Black college women. Two reviewers independently searched PubMed, EMBASE, and PsycINFO and screened for all quantitative studies published from January 1, 2006 to May 13, 2016 that met pre-selected search criteria. A total of 261 studies were identified through database searching; however, only two studies met the study criteria to be included in the qualitative synthesis. Results showed that while one study found a significant increase in condom usage intention, the other found no significant difference in actual reported condom usage after participants received STD based interventions. These results highlights the need for rigorous post evaluation of interventions targeting Black college women.


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