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AIDS Fundamentals- Lecture 13

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AIDS Fundamentals: Lecture 13 Notes HIV Prevention February 27, 2008 Extra Credit Opportunity: if you attend an AIDS education event on March 5 th  between 6:30-8:30 pm in DBH, you  will get one point for going; go to check in point for AIDS table to get the extra credit point Purpose: to increase understanding of disease prevention and health promotion principles through learning about  models of health behavior change, considering their application to HIV and learning about HIV prevention  programs Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Disease Prevention  focuses on protecting as many people as possible from the harmful consequences  of a threat to health (through immunizations)   aimed at not getting a disease Health Promotion  consists of the development of lifestyle habits which healthy individuals and  communities can adopt to maintain and enhance the state of well-being; the ultimate goal is the  optimization of health Researchers have developed models to explain why changing behaviors is very difficult Models of Behavior Change Highlight factors explaining why people are resistant to changing their health-related behaviors Useful in understanding HIV and AIDS prevention Incorporate concepts and ideas from research on attitudes and behavior Health Belief Model o A “value-expectancy” theory o An individual’s actions are driven by: The desire to avoid illness or get well The belief that a specific health action will provide benefit/prevent illness o Oldest model that has been modified and updated over time o Grew out of research on asymptomatic diseases o
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