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Secondary HIV Prevention on College Campuses


This chapter focuses on racial and ethnic minority college students and their experiences with HIV (Human Immune deficiency Virus) and STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections) at minority-serving institutions (MSIs). It contextualizes MSIs by providing a historical overview of institutions classified as such: Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs); Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), and Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs). Harper and Gasman explained that the conservative climate has served as the impetus for some Black males to transfer to other institutions or completely drop out of higher education altogether. Although these educational institutions were called colleges and universities, many functioned as multilevel schools, providing secondary education, college preparation, and college-level courses. In comparison with some of the other MSIs, there has been a sizeable body of research on the student experiences of HBCUs, some of which focuses on STIs and HIV.