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Nelson, Annabelle; Cordova, David; Walters, Andrew S.; Szecsy, Elsie – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2016
Latino adolescents are disproportionately impacted by HIV, but researchers have documented few programs to prevent and reduce HIV risk. The Storytelling for Empowerment (SFE) "HIV StoryBook" was designed with an innovative ecodevelopment approach combining empowerment, family communication, and positive cultural identity. A mixed method…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Adolescents, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Prevention
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Bosma, Linda M.; Orozco, Lumarie; Barriga, Crystal C.; Rosas-Lee, Maira; Sieving, Renee E. – Youth & Society, 2019
Difficult social circumstances contribute to numerous problems among Latino youth, which can include risky behaviors, school disengagement, health disparities, and relatively high rates of unintended pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, and HIV/AIDS. To promote health and healthy development in spite of exposure to substantial social…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Parents, Youth, Hispanic Americans
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Sun, Christina J.; Reboussin, Beth; Mann, Lilli; Garcia, Manuel; Rhodes, Scott D. – Health Education & Behavior, 2016
The use of websites and GPS-based mobile applications ("apps") designed for social and sexual networking has been associated with increased HIV risk; however, little is known about Latino sexual minorities' and transgender persons' use of these websites and apps and the risk profiles of those who use them compared with those who do not.…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Hispanic Americans, Homosexuality
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Rasberry, Catherine N.; Liddon, Nicole; Adkins, Susan Hocevar; Lesesne, Catherine A.; Hebert, Andrew; Kroupa, Elizabeth; Rose, India D.; Morris, Elana – Journal of School Nursing, 2017
This study examined predictors of having received HIV and sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing and having been referred by school staff for HIV/STD testing. In 2014, students in seven high schools completed paper-and-pencil questionnaires assessing demographic characteristics, sexual behavior, referrals for HIV/STD testing, and HIV/STD…
Descriptors: School Personnel, Statistical Analysis, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
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Hawes-Dawson, Jennifer; Derose, Kathryn P.; Aunon, Frances M.; Dominguez, Blanca X.; Felton, Alexandria; Mata, Michael A.; Oden, Clyde W.; Paffen, Sandra – Field Methods, 2017
Congregation-based health program evaluations often rely on surveys, but little documentation is available regarding specific methods and challenges. Here we describe methods used to achieve acceptable response rates (73-79%) in a survey of HIV-related attitudes and behaviors in two African American and three Latino churches in high HIV-prevalence…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Evaluation Methods, African Americans, Hispanic Americans
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Boyer, Cherrie B.; Greenberg, Lauren; Korelitz, James; Harper, Gary W.; Stewart-Campbell, Rachel; Straub, Diane; Sanders, Renata; Reid, Lisa-Henry; Futterman, Donna; Lee, Sonia; Ellen, Jonathan M. – Youth & Society, 2019
Few studies have examined sexual partnerships and HIV risk in diverse samples of African American/Black and Hispanic/Latino adolescent and young adult men who have sex with men (YMSM), a group that have a high burden of HIV in the United States. A community-venue recruitment approach was used, which identified significant differences in HIV risk…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Risk, Homosexuality, Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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Leonard, Noelle R.; Rajan, Sonali; Gwadz, Marya V.; Aregbesola, Temi – Health Education & Behavior, 2014
The heightened level of risk for HIV infection among Black and Latino young men who have sex with men (YMSM) is driven by multilevel influences. Using cross-sectional data, we examined HIV testing patterns among urban YMSM of color in a high-HIV seroprevalence area (ages 16 to 21 years). Self-reported frequency of testing was high, with 42% of…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), At Risk Persons, African Americans, Hispanic Americans
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Brockenbrough, Ed – Urban Education, 2016
Although recent attention to homophobic bullying in American K-12 schools has increased public concern over the plight of queer students, it has also fallen short of addressing a range of dilemmas facing urban queer youth of color, whose needs extend beyond protection from homophobic victimization. Drawing upon an ethnographic study of an HIV/AIDS…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Youth, Homosexuality, African Americans
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Vega, Miriam Y.; Spieldenner, Andrew R.; DeLeon, Dennis; Nieto, Bolivar X.; Stroman, Carolyn A. – Health Education Research, 2011
Latino gay men face multiple barriers to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention, in particular a lack of intervention programs that integrate prevention messages with cultural norms and address issues of social marginalization from multiple communities (gay community and Latino community), homophobia and racism. In order to address these…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Community Leaders, Intervention, Self Efficacy
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Nickels, Megan – Journal of Urban Mathematics Education, 2017
Adolescents and youth represent a substantial number of individuals living with HIV/AIDS (hereinafter HIV) in the United States. Infected youth and young adults aged 13-29 (n = 100,724) made up 10% of all U.S. individuals living with HIV at the end of 2014 (Center for Disease Control [CDC], 2016). This same age group comprises 42% of all new HIV…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Activities
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Crosby, Richard A.; Salazar, Laura F.; Geter, Angelica – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2017
This study tested the reliability of nine scales assessing psychosocial mediators of HIV-risk and protective behaviors of young minority women in New York City. Sixty-nine age-eligible women were approached during clinical sessions, 90% (n = 62) agreed to participate, and 83% (n = 57) completed a web-based survey. With one exception, scale…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Females, At Risk Persons, African Americans
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Morris, Elana; Topete, Pablo; Rasberry, Catherine N.; Lesesne, Catherine A.; Kroupa, Elizabeth; Carver, Lisa – Journal of School Health, 2016
Background: This evaluation explores experiences with, and motivations for, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing among black and Hispanic school-aged young men who have sex with men (YMSM). Methods: Participants were recruited at community-based organizations that serve YMSM in New York City,…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Health Behavior, Motivation
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Murray, Ashley; Ellis, Monica U.; Castellanos, Ted; Gaul, Zaneta; Sutton, Madeline Y.; Sneed, Carl D. – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2014
We examined approaches used by African-American mothers and mothers of Latino descent for informal sex-related discussions with their children to inform sexually transmitted infection (STI)/HIV intervention development efforts. We recruited mothers (of children aged 12-15) from youth service agencies and a university in southern California.…
Descriptors: African Americans, Mothers, Parent Child Relationship, Hispanic Americans
Alford, Sue, Comp. – Advocates for Youth, 2009
U.S. teen pregnancy and birth rates remain among the highest in the western world. And although Latina teens were the only group to experience a decline in birth rate between 2006 and 2007, they continue to experience the highest rates in most states and across the nation. About half of all Latina teens experience pregnancy before they reach their…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Females, Outreach Programs, Prevention
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Wyatt, Gail E.; Gomez, Cynthia A.; Hamilton, Alison B.; Valencia-Garcia, Dellanira; Gant, Larry M.; Graham, Charles E. – American Psychologist, 2013
This article articulates a contextualized understanding of gender and ethnicity as interacting social determinants of HIV risk and acquisition, with special focus on African Americans and Hispanics/Latinos--2 ethnic groups currently at most risk for HIV/AIDS acquisition in the United States. First, sex and gender are defined. Second, a conceptual…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Ethnicity, Gender Issues
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