Questions 4 & 5
QUESTION 4: How can we increase the rates of HIV testing in the Latino community? At the Institute for Latinx Health Equity, we approach this question using the “3 As” model.* We ask, "are services Available, Accessible, and Acceptable?". I also think a few mini-“a’s” are embedded but very important in
Questions 2 & 3
QUESTION 2: Do you believe the Latino community faces added difficulties because of language barriers, cultural taboos, or immigration issues? Accessible and affordable quality health care services (including sexual and reproductive health, mental health, and primary care services) and education, as well as having culturally-responsive systems of care would go a
Researcher Reading Assignment numero uno…
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5364619/pdf/12939_2017_Article_549.pdf RESEARCH Open Access Critical race theory as a tool for understanding poor engagement along the HIV care continuum among African American/Black and Hispanic persons living with HIV in the United States: a qualitative exploration
QUESTION 1: Why are HIV infection rates particularly high among Latinos, particularly Latino males?
It is important to establish a few key elements first – how is HIV transmitted? HIV is transmitted through blood, semen, and vaginal fluids, as well as from mother to infant (perinatal transmission) via birth or breastfeeding. “Risky behaviors” include anal, vaginal, and oral sex, and injection substance use. Things that