HIV misconceptions associated with condom use among black South Africans: an exploratory study.

@article{Bogart2011HIVMA,
  title={HIV misconceptions associated with condom use among black South Africans: an exploratory study.},
  author={Laura M Bogart and Donald Skinner and Lance S. Weinhardt and Laura R. Glasman and Cheryl A. Sitzler and Yoesrie Toefy and Seth C. Kalichman},
  journal={African journal of AIDS research : AJAR},
  year={2011},
  volume={10 2},
  pages={181-187}
}
In South Africa, approximately 20% of 15-49-year-olds are infected with HIV. Among black South Africans, high levels of HIV/AIDS misconceptions (e.g. HIV is manufactured by whites to reduce the black African population; AIDS is caused by supernatural forces or witchcraft) may be barriers to HIV prevention. We conducted a cross-sectional study of 150 young, black adults (aged 18-26; 56% males) visiting a public clinic for sexually transmitted infections, to investigate whether HIV/AIDS… CONTINUE READING
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