Darlene Baltromitis is an HIV prevention health educator and outreach worker for high-risk youth.
On October 31,1996 and February 18,1997, Darlene was interviewed by Marcia Bok, co-editor of this journal.
Darlene is 32 years old.
She is a single parent and a former injection drug user who has been in recovery for nine years.
Since she learned about her own HIV positive status nine years ago she has worked in the AIDS community, particularly with high-risk youth.
The purpose of the interviews was to learn what Darlene thinks is most important in delivering HIV prevention messages to high-risk youth and what she thinks is effective in changing their high-risk behaviors.
The interviews were conducted in her office at the Waterbury, Connecticut.
Health Department, Darlene has a GED and she is a certified HIV/AIDS health educator and certified HIV counselor-for HIV counseling and testing.
Darlene's prevention work includes HIV counseling and testing.
She also works for the Youth Service Bureau in Waterbury.
Until recently she worked at the Salvation Army Emergency Shelter for Runaway Youth.
She still works with youth in that setting.
The first interview covered general information about Darlene's background and her work.
The second interview was focused around the behavioral science concepts that are considered most important in changing HIV risk behaviors.
Mots-clés Pascal : Educateur spécialisé, Travailleur social, Adolescent, Homme, SIDA, Virose, Infection, Prévention, Biographie, Questionnaire, Activité, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit, Interview
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Specialized educator, Social worker, Adolescent, Human, AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Prevention, Biography, Questionnaire, Activity, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0427453
Code Inist : 002B05C02D. Création : 25/01/1999.