According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, young people aged 18 to 25 are at a significant risk for acquiring and transmitting HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) and other STIs (sexually transmitted infections). Primary developmental processes that place college students particularly at risk include the experience of intimacy, sexual desires and the centrality of the peer group. During these routine developmental processes, college students experiment with unprotected sex, multiple sex partners and alcohol and illicit drugs, all of which are contributing risk factors for HIV/STI infections.
Early diagnosis, treatment and prevention of HIV and other STIs is germane to promoting the sexual health of college students and reducing high HIV/STI infection rates among young people. This edited volume will provide innovative and cutting-edge approaches to prevention for college students and will have a major impact on advancing the interdisciplinary fields of higher education and public health. It will explore core ideas such as hooking up culture, sexual violence, LGBT and students of color, as well as HIV and STI prevention in community colleges, rural colleges and minority serving institutions.
About the Author:
Leo Wilton is Associate Professor of Human Development at the State University of New York at Binghamton, USA. His primary research interests include health disparities (primary and secondary HIV prevention); community based research and evaluation; and Black psychological development and mental health.
Robert T. Palmer is Associate Professor of Student Affairs Administration at the State University of New York at Binghamton, USA. His research examines access, equity, retention, persistence, and the college experience of racial and ethnic minorities, particularly Black men and other student groups at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs).
Dina C. Maramba is Associate Professor of Student Affairs Administration and Asian and Asian American Studies at the State University of New York at Binghamton, USA. Her research focuses on access and success of underserved college students; Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders and Filipina/o Americans in higher education; and equity, diversity, and social justice issues in higher education.