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HIV Prevention with Latinos: Theory, Research, and Practice

Kurt C. Organista


This book provides the most current theory, research, and practice with regard to preventing HIV in diverse Latino populations and communities in the United States. Chapters share innovative thinking and original research about the many causes of HIV risk in Latinos with overdue attention to social, structural, environmental, and cultural factors that comprise the context of individual-level behavioral risk. As such, this book imagines and researches preventing HIV in LGBT Latinos through community involvement and AIDS activism; in migrant laborers by scaling up community and cultural resource ... More

Keywords: prevention, LGBT, AIDS, HIV, homophobia, economic autonomy, poverty, migrants

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Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199764303
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764303.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kurt C. Organista, editor
School of Social Welfare, University of California at Berkeley

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Section I Theorizing HIV Risk in Latinos at the Intersection of Sexual Health, Culture, Poverty, and Minority Status

1 The Urgent Need for Structural-Environmental Models of HIV Risk and Prevention in U.S. Latino Populations

Kurt C. Organista, Paula A. Worby, James Quesada, Alex H. Kral, Rafael M. Díaz, Torsten B. Neilands, and Sonya G. Arreola

4 Love, Sex, and Power Revisited

Monica D. Ulibarri, Anita Raj, and Hortensia Amaro

6 Mexico–U.S. Migration, Social Exclusion, and HIV Risk

Jennifer S. Hirsch and Emily Vasquez

Section II Illuminating Complex Dimensions of HIV Risk in Diverse Latino Populations, Environments, and Situation

7 Inequality, Discrimination, and HIV Risk

Rafael M. Díaz, Jorge Sánchez, and Kurt Schroeder

9 Contextual Influences of Sexual Risk among Latino Men Who Have Sex with Men

Maria Cecilia Zea, Carol A. Reisen, Fernanda T. Bianchi, and Paul J. Poppen

10 Clean Sweeps and Social Control in Latino Bisexual Male Sex Markets in New York City

Edgar Rivera Colón, Miguel Muñoz-Laboy, and Diana Hernández

11 Latina Transgender Women

Frank Galvan and JoAnne Keatley

12 HIV Risk and Prevention for Latinos in Jails and Prisons

Megan Comfort, Carmen Albizu-García, Timoteo Rodriguez, and Carlos Molina III

13 Puerto Rican Heterosexual Serodiscordant Couples

Sheilla Rodríguez-Madera and Nelson Varas-Díaz

14 HIV/STI Risk among Latino Migrant Men in New Receiving Communities

Patricia J. Kissinger and Michele G. Shedlin

Section III Best and Promising HIV Prevention Interventions with Diverse Latino Populations, Locations, and Situations

15 Reducing HIV Sexual Risk for Latino Adolescents

Antonia M. Villarruel, Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, and Jose Bauermeister

18 Interventions to Prevent HIV and Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases among Latino Migrants

Thomas M. Painter, Kurt C. Organista, Scott D. Rhodes, and Fernando M. Sañudo

19 HIV Prevention Interventions with Puerto Rican Injection Drug Users

Lisa de Saxe Zerden, Luz Marilis López, and Lena Lundgren

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