Latino Men: How Do Your Habits Impact Your Health?


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Although Latinos account for nearly one-fourth all estimated new HIV diagnoses in the U.S, their participation and awareness of HIV testing is low.

To improve HIV testing and prevention in the Latino community the University at Albany—School of Education has developed a new study that aims to determine the factors that impact HIV testing.  Male student smiling

The three-year project aims to “determine the combinations of individual, sociocultural and community-level factors that must be targeted within the Latino gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men community to maximize HIV testing and prevention efforts.”

Study leaders are recruiting Latino men to get insight into their habits.

Participation includes three online surveys with gift card incentives for completing each.

“Latino males represent an underserved population that is affected by delayed HIV testing and late entry to care,” said Frank Dillon, the study’s lead researcher. “Our findings will help inform the next generation of HIV testing campaigns by helping us better understand attitudes, behaviors, and community resources of Latino men, thereby fostering health promotion.”

Join the study here.

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