Planning and implementing a statewide soccer HIV awareness and health promotion intervention for African-born men living in the United States

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Graduate School of Nursing



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Africa; *African Continental Ancestry Group; Community-Based Participatory Research; Consumer Participation; *Emigrants and Immigrants; HIV Infections; *Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice; Health Plan Implementation; Health Promotion; Humans; Massachusetts; Soccer


Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Immune System Diseases | Public Health Education and Promotion | Translational Medical Research | Virus Diseases


The increasing number of African-born individuals newly diagnosed with HIV in Massachusetts led to a grassroots effort to advocate for needed resources, policies, and programs. This article describes the African Health Cup (AHC), one of the major innovative programs developed by Africans For Improved Access (AFIA) in collaboration with community members.

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Citation: J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 2014 Nov-Dec;25(6):675-81. doi: 10.1016/j.jana.2014.01.004. Epub 2014 Mar 31. Link to article on publisher's site.

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