Comprehensively assessing cognitive and behavioral risks for HIV infection among middle-aged and older adults

Freddy A. Paniagua, Michael O'Boyle

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Abstract

A comprehensive survey of HIV/AIDS with middle-aged and older adults should include six domains (e.g., factual knowledge regarding the acquisition and transmission of HIV, traditionally-accepted behavioral risks for HIV infection). A sample of 23 women (54.8%) and 19 men (45.2%), ranging in age from 51 to 85 were surveyed across such domains. Although the majority of participants (92.2%) reported a good understanding of factual knowledge, strongly agreed with both their intention to engage in nonrisky sexual behaviors and their sense of internal self-control behaviors, they also reported high-risk behaviors (e.g., sexual intercourse without condoms).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)267-281
Number of pages15
JournalEducational Gerontology
Volume34
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2008

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Aging
  • Education

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