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HIV Transmission and Prevention in Latino/a Americans: Related Resources
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Updates
HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics --- United States, 2001--2005
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, MMWR 2007 / 56(40);1052-1057. CDC update about differing modes of infection for Latinos in the U.S. depending on country of birth.
Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in Health-Care Settings
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, MMWR 2006; 55(RR14);1-17. Modified CDC recommendations advocate expanded routine testing for HIV infection.
Systematic Review of Behavioral Prevention Interventions to Prevent HIV Infection in Communities of Color
Lynae A. Darbes, Gail E. Kennedy, George W. Rutherford. Cochrane Collaborative Review Group on HIV/AIDS. Reviews the 15 studies that met the criteria of highest methodological quality, each of which are also organized by chart in the appendices. [PDF, 459K]
Journal Articles
Assessment of Increase in Perinatal Exposure to HIV Among Hispanics: 20 Counties, Georgia, 1994--2002
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, MMWR 2004;53(40):944-946.
HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics --- United States, 2001--2005
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, MMWR 2007 / 56(40);1052-1057. CDC update about differing modes of infection for Latinos in the U.S. depending on country of birth.
Guidelines and Best Practices
Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in Health-Care Settings
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, MMWR 2006; 55(RR14);1-17. Modified CDC recommendations advocate expanded routine testing for HIV infection.
Policy Reports, Papers, and Briefs
The Minority AIDS Initiative
Regina Aragón, Jennifer Kates. Kaiser Family Foundation, June 2004. [PDF, 276K]
Key Facts: Latinos and HIV/AIDS
Kaiser Family Foundation, July 2003. [PDF, 402K]
Health Emergency 2003: The Spread of Injection-Related AIDS and Hepatitis C among African-Americans and Latinos
Dawn Day. The fifth report released by The Dogwood Center, an independent, nonprofit research organization, in conjunction with the Harm Reduction Coalition, a group committed to reducing drug-related harm. [PDF, 147K]
Communities of Color and HIV/AIDS
AIDS Action Policy Facts, January 2002. [PDF, 28K]
Hispanic/Latino Fact Sheet
National Minority AETC, 2006. Covers state of HIV, barriers to care, and cultural history and beliefs. [PDF 329K]
Latinos' Views of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic at 20 Years
Kaiser Family Foundation. November 2001. Findings from a national survey. [PDF, 285K] En español. [PDF, 296K]
The Sexual Health of Latina Adolescents.
Sue Alford, Advocates for Youth, January 2006
HIV/AIDS among Hispanics/Latinos
Fact sheet from U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Last revised August 2007.
Latinos and HIV: Cultural Issues in AIDS Prevention
Barbara Van Oss Marín, Cynthia A. Gómez, November 1998.
Conference Reports and Proceedings
HIV Prevention for Latinos: Challenges and Strategies
Florida/Caribbean AETC, July 2006. 61 slides; presented at the 2006 National Conference on Latinos and AIDS, Miami, FL. [PowerPoint, 430K]
National Conference on Latinos and AIDS
Miami Beach, FL, July 30-31, 2007.
Presentations, Interviews, and Roundtable Discussions
Current Challenges and Successes in HIV Prevention with Hispanics/Latinos
The goal of this forum is to (1) raise awareness of the impact of HIV/AIDS on Hispanics/Latinos in the United States and Puerto Rico, (2) promote greater understanding of the current issues that affect HIV/AIDS risk among Hispanics/Latinos, and (3) encourage all organizations who work with Hispanics/Latinos to implement effective interventions and strategies to reduce HIV transmission. The broadcast will highlight relevant research and examples of effective programs in the United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to air 11/15/2007.
Research Summaries
Systematic Review of Behavioral Prevention Interventions to Prevent HIV Infection in Communities of Color
Lynae A. Darbes, Gail E. Kennedy, George W. Rutherford. Cochrane Collaborative Review Group on HIV/AIDS. Reviews the 15 studies that met the criteria of highest methodological quality, each of which are also organized by chart in the appendices. [PDF, 459K]
What Are U.S. Latinos' HIV Prevention Needs?
Fact sheet from UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS). En español
Provider Education and Training
Slide Sets
HIV/AIDS Surveillance by Race/Ethnicity
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, updated annually.
Program Management Materials
BE SAFE: A Cultural Competency Model for Latinos
Latino cultural competency model for use in clinical practice. Model is based on the mnemonic "BE SAFE": Barriers, Ethics, Sensitivity of the Provider, Assessment, Facts, and Encounters. National Minority AETC; University of Texas Health Science Center and National Council of La Raza, 2005. PDF [403K.]
¡Cuídate! A Culturally-Based Program to Reduce HIV Sexual Risk Behavior among Latino Youth
Culturally-based program designed to reduce HIV sexual risk among Latino youth. The ¡Cuídate! program incorporates cultural beliefs that are common among Latino subgroups and associated with sexual risk behavior. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 10/24/07.
Hermanos de Luna Y Sol: An Empowerment HIV Prevention Program for Spanish-Speaking Latino Gay/Bisexual Men
UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS). Program description and contact information.
Resource Directories
Farmworker Justice Fund, Binational Directory of AIDS Services
Directory covering the United States and Mexico, to be used by health care providers to locate services for migrant workers traveling across the border. [PDF, 3.8MB.]
QV Magazine, The Latino Men's Journal
Links page includes a state-by-state listing of Latino LGBT community organizations, many of which have HIV/AIDS programs.
U.S.-Mexico Border HIV/AIDS Resource Directory
The U.S.-Mexico Border AETC Steering Team compiled this directory to connect HIV/AIDS resources with community needs along the U.S.-Mexico Border (100 km or 61 miles north of the border with Mexico). It provides local, regional and national information on HIV/AIDS training resources for a range of providers, including physicians, nurses, mental health clinicians, pharmacists, as well as HIV/AIDS-related services for both providers, and consumers.
Patient and Community Education
Fact Sheet: Latinos and HIV/AIDS
Kaiser Family Foundation, July 2007.
Sexual Health of Young Latinos in the U.S.
Kaiser Family Foundation, December 2001. [PDF, 332K] En español. [PDF, 389K]
What Works in HIV Prevention For Women of Color
AIDS Action, 2001. [PDF, 411K]
¡Entérate!
Public information campaign developed by the Kaiser Family Foundation with Univision Network. The multimedia campaign is designed to raise awareness of sexual health issues, including HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases through public service announcements, a comprehensive sexual health guide, a toll-free hotline, 1-866 TU SALUD, new online resources at www.univision.com (keyword: Entérate), and special feature stories. 2001-2002.
bullet.gifYour Guide To Safer Sex [PDF, 1.2MB]
bullet.gifTu guía para una vida sexual sana y segura [PDF, 2MB]
Links
National and Regional Resources and Organizations
AmbienteJoven
A Spanish-language website for Latino young men who have sex with men and for Latino gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth in the United States and Latin America. AmbienteJoven's peer educators provide culturally relevant information and support on sexual health issues. Website produced by Advocates for Youth.
Latino Commission on AIDS
Education and advocacy group in New York, NY.
Minority HIV/AIDS Initiative
Program of the Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
National Latino AIDS Awareness Day
Annual day of observance throughout the U.S. about the impact of HIV/AIDS on Latino communities. The day is marked by grassroots events nationwide intended to increase the awareness of how HIV/AIDS affects U.S. Latinos. The day falls in October which is also Hispanic Heritage Month. Site in English and Spanish.
National Minority AIDS Council
An association of more than 3,000 AIDS service organizations that target people of color. NMAC can provide local referrals to member agencies upon request.
Community Organizations
AIDS Project Los Angeles
Long-standing comprehensive AIDS service organization in Los Angeles with many Spanish-language programs and resources.
Bienestar
Bienestar originated as a direct community response to the nonexistence of HIV/AIDS services for the Latino community and since 1989 has evolved into a multi-center HIV agency serving Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and San Diego Counties.
Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Inc.
Congreso's Programa Esfuerzo provides HIV counseling and testing; prevention education; case management; nutritional services; and support groups to the Latino and African American communities of North Philadephia.
Entre Hermanos
Community-based organization in Seattle that promotes the health and well-being of the Latino gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community in a culturally, socially, and emotionally appropriate environment. Programs include HIV/AIDS/STD prevention education for men who have sex with men and a smoking cessation program. Site in English and Spanish.
Gay and Lesbian Latino AIDS Education Initiative
Agency in Philadelphia serving the LGBT Latino community. Provides case management; HIV counseling and testing; prevention education; prevention case management; and outreach services (incl. specific services for gay men, transgender people and youth.)
The Hispanic AIDS Awareness Program
The Hispanic AIDS Awareness Program provides educational information and raises awareness about HIV/AIDS in the Latino communities of Central and South Florida.
Hispanic AIDS Forum
An organization offering HIV treatment and prevention services to New York's Latino population, as well as advocacy for issues around Latinos and HIV.
San Francisco AIDS Foundation
Large HIV/AIDS education and service agency in San Francisco with many Spanish-language programs and resources.
QV Magazine
The Latino Men's Journal. Links page includes a state-by-state listing of Latino LGBT community organizations, many of which have HIV/AIDS programs.
Online Resources
AmbienteJoven
A Spanish-language website for Latino young men who have sex with men and for Latino gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth in the United States and Latin America. AmbienteJoven's peer educators provide culturally relevant information and support on sexual health issues. Website produced by Advocates for Youth.
Latino Commission on AIDS
Education and advocacy group in New York, NY.
Minority HIV/AIDS Initiative
Program of the Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
National Latino AIDS Awareness Day
Annual day of observance throughout the U.S. about the impact of HIV/AIDS on Latino communities. The day is marked by grassroots events nationwide intended to increase the awareness of how HIV/AIDS affects U.S. Latinos. The day falls in October which is also Hispanic Heritage Month. Site in English and Spanish.
National Minority AIDS Council
An association of more than 3,000 AIDS service organizations that target people of color. NMAC can provide local referrals to member agencies upon request.
AIDS Project Los Angeles
Long-standing comprehensive AIDS service organization in Los Angeles with many Spanish-language programs and resources.
Bienestar
Bienestar originated as a direct community response to the nonexistence of HIV/AIDS services for the Latino community and since 1989 has evolved into a multi-center HIV agency serving Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and San Diego Counties.
Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Inc.
Congreso's Programa Esfuerzo provides HIV counseling and testing; prevention education; case management; nutritional services; and support groups to the Latino and African American communities of North Philadephia.
Entre Hermanos
Community-based organization in Seattle that promotes the health and well-being of the Latino gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community in a culturally, socially, and emotionally appropriate environment. Programs include HIV/AIDS/STD prevention education for men who have sex with men and a smoking cessation program. Site in English and Spanish.
Gay and Lesbian Latino AIDS Education Initiative
Agency in Philadelphia serving the LGBT Latino community. Provides case management; HIV counseling and testing; prevention education; prevention case management; and outreach services (incl. specific services for gay men, transgender people and youth.)
The Hispanic AIDS Awareness Program
The Hispanic AIDS Awareness Program provides educational information and raises awareness about HIV/AIDS in the Latino communities of Central and South Florida.
Hispanic AIDS Forum
An organization offering HIV treatment and prevention services to New York's Latino population, as well as advocacy for issues around Latinos and HIV.
San Francisco AIDS Foundation
Large HIV/AIDS education and service agency in San Francisco with many Spanish-language programs and resources.
QV Magazine
The Latino Men's Journal. Links page includes a state-by-state listing of Latino LGBT community organizations, many of which have HIV/AIDS programs.