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What goes around: how peers use their social networks to share sexually transmitted and blood borne infections education and information

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dc.contributor.supervisor Mignone, Javier (Family Social Sciences) en_US
dc.contributor.author Illsley, Shohan
dc.date.accessioned 2014-04-23T15:48:56Z
dc.date.available 2014-04-23T15:48:56Z
dc.date.issued 2014-04-23
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/23551
dc.description.abstract Each year in Manitoba rates of many sexually transmitted and blood born infections (STBBI) are rising, including HIV and hepatitis C. Due to routes of transmission, safer sex and safer drug use information are integral to preventing new infections. Peer delivered information within social networks is considered best practice for engaging, educating, and treating those most vulnerable to STBBI. This community based research project explored how the 595 Peer Working Group shares information on within their social network. Seventeen qualitative interviews were conducted with participants and two quantitative surveys were administered to gather demographic information. The results indicated that 16 of the participants actively pass on safer drug use and safer sex information within their social networks. Additionally, all 17 participants indicated that they distribute harm reduction supplies. Implications from this research highlight the need to increase peer-to-peer knowledge sharing opportunities as well as peer-to-peer distribution of harm reduction supplies. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Peer-to-Peer en_US
dc.subject STBBI en_US
dc.subject Education en_US
dc.title What goes around: how peers use their social networks to share sexually transmitted and blood borne infections education and information en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.type master thesis en_US
dc.degree.discipline Family Social Sciences en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Wylie, John (Community Health Sciences) Migliardi, Paula (Family Social Sciences) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US
dc.description.note May 2014 en_US


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