Using community-based participatory research to develop an intervention to reduce HIV and STD infections among Latino men

Scott D. Rhodes, Kenneth C. Hergenrather, Jaime Montaño, Ivan M. Remnitz, Ramiro Arceo, Fred R. Bloom, Jami S. Leichliter, W. Patrick Bowden

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Abstract

Although the Latino community living in the United States has been disproportionately affected by the intersecting epidemics of HIV and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), the development, implementation, and evaluation of HIV and STD prevention interventions designed to reduce infection among Latinos lags behind prevention efforts targeting other communities. HoMBReS: Hombres Manteniendo Bienestar y Relaciones Saludables is a sexual risk reduction intervention designed to reduce HIV and STDinfection among recently arrived, non-English-speaking Latino men who are members of a multicounty Latino soccer league in central North Carolina, a region of the United States with both the fastest growing Latino population and disproportionate HIV and STD infection rates. HoMBReS was developed in partnership with the local Latino community using community-based participatory research (CBPR). We describe (a) the CBPR partnership history and further expansion; (b) the development of the intervention through the integration of collected formative data, theoretical considerations, and findings from the scientific literature; and (c) lessons learned while using a CBPR approach to develop HoMBReS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)375-389
Number of pages15
JournalAIDS Education and Prevention
Volume18
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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