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    HIV Prevention for Youth in Rural Areas

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    A 10 page project proposal that includes a short abstract/project summary. This project proposal addresses an urgent public need, which is the rising incidence of HIV infection among American adolescents living in rural environments. This proposal outlines the parameters of the problem; substantiates the need for the project through a review of relevant literature and then proposes an nurse-led intervention for rural youth that is based on a program developed by Murry, et al (2005), the Strong African American Families Program, which involves rural parents and focuses on developing their knowledge and parenting skills so that they can effectively and meaningfully interact with their 11-year-old children in a manner that directs them toward a healthy future. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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    problem; substantiates the need for the project through a review of relevant literature and then proposes an nurse-led intervention for rural youth that is based on a program developed by  Murry, et al (2005), the Strong African American Families Program, which involves rural parents and focuses on developing their knowledge and parenting skills so that they can effectively and meaningfully  interact with their 11-year-old children in a manner that directs them toward a healthy future. Introduction Rural communities are-unfortunately-not immune to the problems that frequently characterize urban adolescent  populations. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that the use of stimulants, such as crack cocaine and methamphetamines, has risen sharply in rural areas in recent years  (Wright, et al, 2007). Furthermore, alcohol use has been a persistent problem among rural youth populations. Numerous studies indicate a correlation between stimulant use and unsafe sex practices (Wright, et  al, 2007; Dunn, et al, 2008). Furthermore, Dunn, et al (2008) correlated stimulant use and early initiation of sexual behavior. In this large cohort study of middle school students (10,273  young teens in the sixth through eighth grade) living in rural Tennessee, more than 18 percent of the girls and more than 25 percent of the boys had already had  sex (Dunn, et al, 2007). Statistics, such as this, indicate the clear need for HIV prevention programs that specifically target adolescents living in rural areas. The following project proposal  offers guidance to a student in designing such a program. Statement of the Problem: Research indicates that American adolescents are initiating sexual behavior at younger ages. For example, in  a study conducted by Dunn, et al (2008), which utilized a large sample of middle school students attending public schools in rural Tennessee, 18.8 percent of the girls and 25.4 

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