PSY 352 Week 5 Benchmark - HIV Prevention Plan



You will be creating an HIV prevention plan (750-1,000-words
minimum). This plan will focus on how to reduce new HIV infections among
heterosexuals, homosexuals, IV drug users, infants/children or adolescents in a
culture of your choice.

 

How you go about this is up to you, but it is important to
use the research when formulating your plan.

 

Any variables you select should be backed up by research.

 

In this prevention plan, you will:

 

  1. Choose
    a culture and gain approval for the culture with your instructor before
    you begin this assignment.


 

  1. Describe
    the characteristics of the culture you are planning a prevention program
    for. What is their background?  Historically do they have a positive
    or a negative relationship with health care/prevention? Why is it
    important to implement a prevention program for this culture? Why do you
    think this is an important culture to apply a prevention program to (risk
    factors/current rates of HIV)?


 

  1. Describe
    several facets of your plan: what variables (e.g., education) will you
    choose to focus on and why (make sure your why connects directly to the
    background of your culture). You should use research to support the
    variables chosen for your plan.


 

  1. Using
    research and psychological principles to support your plan, discuss how
    you would make this plan successful in your chosen culture. Include
    information on how you would positively affect variables to promote success.
    Discuss how you would implement such a plan logistically (e.g., who
    specifically would you target for your plan and why? Where your plan would
    be based? How would your plan be different than those that are currently
    out there? Are there any obstacles you anticipate? How do you plan to
    overcome them?).


 

Your plan should be written in paragraph form (not in bullet
points), but an "introduction" and "conclusion" are not
necessary.

 

You should use four to six outside peer-reviewed journal
articles to formulate your response. These should be cited in-text as well as
in your References section.

 

Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines
found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An
abstract is not required.

 

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric
prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for
successful completion.

 

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.
Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

 

This benchmark assignment assesses the following
programmatic competencies: 3.4: Incorporate sociocultural factors in scientific
inquiry.


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