Promoting pre-exposure prophylaxis to prevent hiv infections among sexual and gender minority hispanics/latinxs

Kathleen R Page, Omar Martinez, Karen Nieves-Lugo, Maria Cecilia Zea, Suzanne Grieb, Thespina J. Yamanis, Kaitlin Spear, Wendy W. Davis

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Abstract

Sexual and gender minority Hispanics/Latinxs (henceforth: Latinxs) continue to be disproportionately impacted by HIV/AIDS in the U.S. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a biomedical prevention approach which holds significant promise for at risk and vulnerable populations. We discuss barriers and facilitators to uptake of PrEP among sexual and gender minority Latinxs living in the U.S. through an ecosocial lens that takes into account structural, community, and individual contexts. The impact of immigration status on PrEP uptake emerges as a major and recurrent theme that must be understood and addressed by HIV prevention programs aiming to promote an inclusive strategy for sexual and gender minority Latinxs living in the U.S.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)389-400
Number of pages12
JournalAIDS Education and Prevention
Volume29
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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