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A brief look at the issues concerning the Latina population in the US and HIV.
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This paper examines the contention that Latinas are more likely to contract HIV than other minority counterpart. The paper also discusses how a focus must clearly be made on two areas of education: prevention of the infection by insisting on the use of condoms, and education focused on the Latina population providing resources for education, testing, and, if necessary, free treatment. The paper looks at how these strategies are part of the national (CDC) mandate, and have been proven successful when local communities work hard to establish disease prevention as opposed to disease treatment ad significant options.

Latin American Immigration
Latinas and HIV
Prevention Challenges and Issues for Latinas

From the Paper:

"Because the Latina population is so divergent (immigrant vs. native; variety of cultural heritages, etc.), there is no one Latina experience with HIV/AIDS. However, some generalizations may be made: 1) Like any disenfranchised population, some Latina women turn to prostitution for income. This population tends to be marginalized even within their own culture, and often engages in risky sexual behavior; 2) Because of the nature of Latin culture, male homosexuality still has some stigma. Bisexual Latinas then, often engage in risky behavior, but come home to their wives or girlfriends and do not practice safe-sex, therefore passing along the virus. These behaviors are particularly common in larger urban areas with heavy Hispanic populations (Miami-Dade, New York, etc.) (Schifter, 2000; Madrigal, 2001)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • "Cases of HIV Infection and AIDS in the United States, 2007." (2008). HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report, Volume 19. Centers for Disease Control. Cited in:
  • Dean, H. (2009). "HIV/AIDS Prevention in the Hispanic/Latino Community." AIDS Education and Prevention. 21 (B-1 & 2): 1. Cited in:
  • Diaz, and G. Ayala. (2001). "Social Discrimination and Health - The Case of Latinos And HIV." The Policy Institute of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. Cited in:
  • Drolet, J. and K. Clark. (1994). The Sexuality Education Challenge: Promoting Healthy Sexuality in Young People. ETR Associates.
  • Garcia, J. and P. De Greiff, eds. (2000). Hispanics/Latinos in the United States: Ethnicity, Race, and Rights. Routledge.

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