HIV/STD Prevention among Latino Migrants. Thomas Painter, Ph.D. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Atlanta, Georgia Latino/Hispanic HIV Community Research Forum: Creando una Red para un Futuro sin VIH/SIDA July 22, 2012 Washington, D.C .
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Thomas Painter, Ph.D.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Latino/Hispanic HIV Community Research Forum: Creando una Red
para un Futuro sin VIH/SIDA
July 22, 2012
The findings and conclusions in this presentation are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention.
National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention
Migrants’ circumstances shape their actions that shape their risks of infection
Migrants’ circumstances shape their access HIV/STD prevention, care, and health promotion in general
Migrants’ actions can increase their risks of infection
Some promising beginnings….
Tres Hombres Sin Fronteras (Three Men without Borders), for male Mexican farmworkers, evaluated in northern San Diego County, California between 1991 and 1995.
Pilot intervention for Mexican migrant day laborers, evaluated in Berkeley, California in 2003
Both interventions were designed for low-literacy Latino migrants and incorporate elements of Latino popular culture
Not included in CDC’s Compendium of Evidence-Based HIV Prevention Interventions
More recent developments…
HoMBReS (Hombres Manteniendo Bienestar y Relaciones Saludables - Men Maintaining Wellbeing and Healthy Relationships), a community-based intervention for recent immigrant, mostly Mexican farm and construction workers in central North Carolina; evaluated in 2009
2. Adaptations of evidence-based interventions for use with Latino migrants
The Young Latino Promotoresintervention for young migrant Latino men who have sex with men was adapted by a CBO from the Popular Opinion Leader intervention for gay men; evaluated in 2003-2004
Safety Countsaims to reduce drug- and sex-related risk actions among out-of-treatment drug users, and was adapted for use with Latino migrant farmworkers who use drugs
3. Other approaches to HIV/STD prevention education
Prevention interventions are needed to fill these gaps
Patterns of cyclical movement by Latino migrants are changing: more settling out, often as undocumented (or documented) individuals; less movement to the U.S.
How do we explain the apparent Latino migrant paradox?
How can HIV/STD prevention efforts for Latino migrants benefit from resilience and social capitalin their communities?
Thomas M. Painter
National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD & TB Prevention
Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Prevention Research Branch