How serious is HIV/AIDS today?

Significance of HIV/AIDS and the Self-Efficacy Theory

Preparation

The topic for this discussion is ways in which theories can be applied to the HIV/AIDS public health issue. Make sure you can answer the following questions related to the significance of the HIV/AIDS issue in the United States:

  • How serious is HIV/AIDS today?
  • How many people does it affect?
  • Is it preventable?
  • What ethical concerns arise with this issue?

Discussion Instructions

  • In your post, discuss how self-efficacy theory or social cognitive theory would inform your prevention approach to HIV/AIDS. Refer to your readings for this unit.
  • Support your discussion with at least two academic sources.