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A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Culturally Congruent Intervention to Increase Condom Use and HIV Testing Among Heterosexually Active Immigrant Latino Men

Author: Rhodes, Scott D.
Date Published: 2011

This randomized controlled trial tested the efficacy of an HIV prevention intervention to increase condom use and HIV testing among Spanish-speaking, heterosexually active immigrant Latino men. A community-based participatory research partnership developed the intervention and selected the study design. Following baseline data collection, 142 immigrant Latino men we randomized to the HIV prevention intervention or the cancer education intervention. Participants in the HIV prevention intervention were more likely to report consistent condom use and receiving an HIV test. Community-based intervention for immigrant Latino men that are built on state of the art prevention science and developed in partnership with community members can greatly enhance preventive behaviors and may reduce HIV infection.

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