The Human Immunodeficiency Virus ( Hiv ) And Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

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The assumptions surrounding the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) have never been positive. The HIV virus began affecting the world in 1970s and began spreading like wildfire. Since then, it has affected almost every country. HIV/AIDS does not discriminate against its victims whether young or old. A certain culture that has seen a rise in victims is the males aging thirteen to twenty-four in the United States (CDC, 2016). This is a group sometimes thought of as high risk due to their unsafe practices of sex and multiple partners (Fisher, 2014). They typically have disregard for medical treatment and a lack of medical knowledge and prefer to follow the advice and instruction of themselves and peers. The purpose of this paper is to use awareness and education to prevent the spread of AIDS through unsafe sex for the culture of males ages thirteen to twenty-four in the United States according to the Transtheoretical Model.
Cultural Background In order to understand how to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS in this specific culture, an understanding of their ideas and way of thinking is needed. Adolescent males have been found to be particularly less forth coming with risk assessment for sexual activity when compared to other groups (Fisher & Lee, 2014). If males are not forthcoming about their risk, the ability for them to recognize the danger of transmitting HIV and AIDS is severely limited. Another interesting fact to know about the…

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