Factors influencing substance abuse and risk for HIV infection among Black adolescents

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dc.contributor.advisor Ms. J. Singh en
dc.contributor.author Rikhotso, Antoinette Lindi
dc.date.accessioned 2008-11-12T07:05:37Z
dc.date.available 2008-11-12T07:05:37Z
dc.date.issued 2008-11-12T07:05:37Z
dc.date.submitted 2002
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/1623
dc.description M.A. en
dc.description.abstract The HIV/AIDS epidemic is a major nemesis in South Africa. The rates of infection among adolescents is increasing at an alarming rate and one of the key factors identified as increasing risk for infection is substance abuse. This paper is aimed at reviewing studies that have been conducted on international and national levels, regarding the theories and factors that increase risk for substance abuse and HIV infection. Although the review by Parry et al (2002) documents the incidence and trends of substance abuse in South Africa, this paper was predominantly quantitative in nature and is indicative of the dire need for intervention and prevention strategies. A qualitative analysis however would guide prevention and intervention programs. Thus it is imperative to explore those factors that increase risk for substance abuse and HIV infection among adolescents. Moving beyond this there is even greater need to investigate these factors among Black adolescents since Rocha- Silva (1998) has reported that heavy drug use has spread to poor, rural, disadvantaged communities and most local studies have focused on White adolescents. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Black youth substance abuse en
dc.subject Black youth alcohol use en
dc.subject Teenagers sexual behavior en
dc.subject AIDS (Disease) and risk taking in adolescence en
dc.title Factors influencing substance abuse and risk for HIV infection among Black adolescents en
dc.type Mini-Dissertation en

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