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Clark Atlanta University(CAU)


School of Social Work

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The purpose of this exploratory descriptive study was to explore those factors that contribute to African-American Ministers' attitudes when providing counseling services to HIV/AIDS clients. However, in order for the researcher to have accurately measured and assessed the ministers' attitudes, a 50 item questionnaire was administered which addressed the following areas: 1) Prevention of l IV; 2) General Knowledge about HIV/AIDS; 3) Misperceptions about HIV transmission; and 4) Perceptions of HIV/AIDS clients. The questionnaire was given to 50 students who attend the Interdenominational Theological Center, (ITC), which is located on Beckwith Street in Atlanta, Georgia. The study was an attempt to provide the Social Work Profession with literature concerning African-American Ministers' attitudes toward this vulnerable population, and to see if services that are provided need to be improved and/or strengthened.


Signature pages are on file with the graduate school. An archival copy of the document is available in the Archives Research Center.

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