Will Education Prevent Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection?-Reply
John G. Ryan, DrPH;
Lu Ann Aday, PhD;
Grant C. Fowler, MD
University of Texas—Houston Health Science Center
Susan M. Miller, MD
Arch Fam Med. 1994;3(4):309-310.
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Wetzel's question about the apparent irony presented by the two HIV articles1,2 in the June 1993 issue of the ARCHIVES is not an insignificant one. This is an issue around which the medical, health education, and psychology communities are increasingly coalescing to expand their understanding of the differences in outcomes of health education among diverse populations.
The only protection we have against AIDS at this time is education about the means of preventing exposure to HIV. To whom and by what methods this prevention education should be disseminated is the crux of Wetzel's question.
Wetzel draws a comparison between our study' and the research presented by Parra et al2 to ask about the effectiveness and practicality of HIV prevention education, yet each of these articles focuses on very different populations, setting, and models of HIV prevention education. Parra et al2 suggest that knowledge about HIV expressed by
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