HIV/STI Risk among Latino Migrant Men in New Receiving Communities

Patricia J. Kissinger, Michele G. Shedlin

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Migration has long been implicated in the spread of HIV/STI by bridging populations with low and high prevalence. The study of STI/HIV risk behaviors among mobile and immigrant groups, particularly those in new receiving communities, has not received adequate attention in public health. This chapter synthesizes the literature on what is known regarding sex and drugrelated HIV risk and morbidity in this population, and on the individual, cultural, and environmental factors that have been identified as barriers or facilitators of risk. We focus particularly on risk networks as an important social-environmental factor that can either promote or prevent HIV risk behavior, and illustrate this concept by presenting data from a cohort of Latino migrants in postdisaster New Orleans.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHIV Prevention with Latinos
Subtitle of host publicationTheory, Research, and Practice
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199950232
ISBN (Print)9780199764303
StatePublished - Sep 20 2012


  • HIV morbidity
  • Migrants
  • New orleans
  • New receiving communities
  • Prevention
  • Risk barriers
  • Risk facilitators
  • Risk networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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