HIP HOP for HIV awareness: Using hip hop culture to promote community-level HIV prevention

Mandy J. Hill, Camden J. Hallmark, Marlene McNeese, Nike Blue, Michael W. Ross

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The goal of this paper was to determine the effectiveness of the HIP HOP for HIV Awareness intervention, an innovative model utilising an exchange of an HIV test for a hip hop concert ticket, in a metropolitan city among African American youth and young adults. A subset of intervention participants participated in standardised testing, sex education and pre/post test administration. Data were analysed to identify changes in knowledge and attitudes with respect to HIV and sexually transmitted infections pre/post the educational session. An analysis of knowledge revealed variance in the pre- and post-assessment findings among participants receiving the intervention. Level of education and gender significantly influenced the variance in knowledge discerned from the pre- and post-assessment among participants. Two three-level significant interactions emerged from the analysis of variance: knowledge, education and gender; and knowledge, education and race/ethnicity. Programme findings suggest that an increase in knowledge and improved self-perceptions related to attitudes are the result of a brief, HIV-focused community-based intervention among young adults.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)128-143
Number of pages16
JournalSex Education
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2014

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  • African American
  • HIV
  • USA
  • knowledge
  • young people


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