HIV/STI Risk among Latino Migrant Men in New Receiving Communities

Patricia J. Kissinger and Michele G. Shedlin

in HIV Prevention with Latinos

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199764303
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199950232 | DOI:
HIV/STI Risk among Latino Migrant Men in New Receiving Communities

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Migration has long been implicated in the spread of HIV/STI by bridging populations with low and high prevalence. The study of STI/HIV risk behaviors among mobile and immigrant groups, particularly those in new receiving communities, has not received adequate attention in public health. This chapter synthesizes the literature on what is known regarding sex and drug-related HIV risk and morbidity in this population, and on the individual, cultural, and environmental factors that have been identified as barriers or facilitators of risk. We focus particularly on risk networks as an important social-environmental factor that can either promote or prevent HIV risk behavior, and illustrate this concept by presenting data from a cohort of Latino migrants in postdisaster New Orleans.

Keywords: prevention; migrants; risk networks; HIV morbidity; New Orleans; new receiving communities; risk barriers; risk facilitators

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