4141.0 HIV Research and Intervention Issues among Latinos

Tuesday, November 6, 2007: 12:30 PM
Rates of HIV/AIDS remain disproportionately high among Latinos, thereby indicating a need for new prevention programs. In this session, participants will learn about innovative interventions and their impact on changing behavior among Latinos recruited from diverse settings. The focus of the first presentation will be the design, implementation, and evaluation of a social marketing intervention targeting Latino men. In the second presentation, the presenter will discuss individual risk and protective factors regarding HIV/AIDS risk behaviors among a large sample of sexually active minority youth. The focus of the third presentation is the identification of the relationships between socio-demographics, prior HIV testing, and level of HIV/AIDS knowledge among Latinos in two university settings. In the fourth presentation, the presenter will discuss how to apply a community-based participatory research targeting young immigrant Latino men.
Session Objectives: 1. Articulate current HIV knowledge levels, risk behaviors, and HIV testing behaviors among Latinos. 2. Discuss the development and implementation of community-based programs for Latinos. 3. Describe the barriers and opportunities for preventing HIV transmission among Latinos in community settings.

12:30 PM
Hombres Sanos: A social marketing intervention to increase condom use and health services utilization among non-gay identified Latino men who have sex with men
Ana P. Martinez-Donate, PhD, Jennifer A. Zellner, PhD, Araceli Fernández-Cerdeño, MS, Fernando Sañudo, MPH, Ming Ji, PhD, Melbourne F. Hovell, PhD, MPH, Edgar Vargas and Ahmed Asadi, MA
1:10 PM
An analysis of domains associated with levels of basic HIV/AIDS knowledge among Latinos in two educational settings
Patria Rojas, PhD, Francisco Sastre, MA, MS, Mario De La Rosa, PhD and Rui Duan, MPH
1:30 PM
Development of a theoretic model of sexual behaviors of immigrant Latino men
Scott Rhodes, PhD, MPH, CHES, Kenneth Hergenrather, PhD, MSEd, MRC, Derek Griffith, PhD, Leland Yee, PhD, MPH, Carlos Zometa, PhD, MSPH and Jaime Montaño

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Organized by: HIV/AIDS
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Latino Caucus, Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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