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Open Access 07-09-2020 | Human Immunodeficiency Virus | Original Paper

Proyecto Promover: Attempts to Roll Out an HIV Prevention and Testing Initiative Within a Mexican Immigrant Community

Authors: Susan Ryerson Espino, Patricia Aguado, Monica Puente, Pamela Vergara-Rodriguez

Published in: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health

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Abstract

Latinx immigrants and men, in particular, living in the US are disproportionally impacted by HIV. Despite these concerns, there is limited research on the development, implementation, and evaluation of community-based HIV education and HIV testing interventions. The current study describes such efforts within a historic Mexican immigrant enclave in Chicago. A mixed-methods case study was used to describe intervention development, as well as preliminary evaluation data. Community intervention components were refined through early focus groups, asset mapping, community networking and consultation with cultural advisors. We exceeded our activity goals. We were successful in reaching a segment of the population that is often overlooked and remains unaware of HIV and its risks. Incorporating social network approaches could facilitate reaching at-risk community groups. Demonstration projects require more time and resources (fiscal and technical) to develop, refine, evaluate and sustain community-level intervention components.
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Metadata
Title
Proyecto Promover: Attempts to Roll Out an HIV Prevention and Testing Initiative Within a Mexican Immigrant Community
Authors
Susan Ryerson Espino
Patricia Aguado
Monica Puente
Pamela Vergara-Rodriguez
Publication date
07-09-2020
Publisher
Springer US
Published in
Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
Print ISSN: 1557-1912
Electronic ISSN: 1557-1920
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10903-020-01075-6