Chng, Chwee L.; Collins, John R.
January 2000
American Journal of Health Studies;2000, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p24
Academic Journal
Abstract: This paper argues for the importance of cultural competency in HIV prevention programs targeting Asian/Pacific Islander Americans in the United States. It critically examines the cultural barriers of language (dialects and the role of interpreters), fatalism, shame an d face saving, sexual norms and roles, death an d dying beliefs, family structure, and self-care practices, as they impact HIV prevention and services.


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