Document Type

Conceptual Paper

Degree Name

Master of Science in Management (MSM)


Social Work

First Advisor

Youseung Kim


This study examines the effects of HIV/AIDS in the African American community. The readers will gain an understanding of how this increasing epidemic continues to rise and has become the number one leading cause of death for African American women. The research explored the reason's this transmission continues to rise at an alarming rate in the African American community. The researcher identifies the factors this virus has on African Americans and discusses this study using a holistic approach. Data on HIV/AIDS was analyzed by determining attributes that cause this virus to have an impact on African American men and women. There is a steady rise in transmission and society can contribute to help the decrease in HIV/AIDS. The research concluded that perception, society and environment is an indicator in HIV/AIDS transmission.

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