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University of Alabama Student Awarded $16,000 Grant for HIV/AIDS Research

August 15, 2013

The National Science Foundation has awarded a University of Alabama anthropology doctoral student a $16,000 grant to research the influence of social factors on the spread of HIV/AIDS. The student formulated her research project while interviewing black women and their daughters for her master's thesis project and finding that many individuals had incorrect beliefs about HIV/AIDS. Some women told her that they could identify individuals who had HIV/AIDS by their appearance. The student planned to study how these misperceptions might impact young women's risks of contracting the virus.

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Adapted from:
The Republic (Columbus, IN)
08.14.2013; The Associated Press


This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.

See Also
TheBody.com's HIV/AIDS Resource Center for African Americans
HIV and Me: An African American's Guide to Living With HIV
Quiz: Are You at Risk for HIV?
10 Common Fears About HIV Transmission
More Research on HIV Prevention in the African American Community


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