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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14(1), 32; doi:10.3390/ijerph14010032

A Brief Report: Lessons Learned and Preliminary Findings of Progreso en Salud, an HIV Risk Reduction Intervention for Latina Seasonal Farmworkers

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Center for Research on US Latino HIV/AIDS and Drug Abuse, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199, USA
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School of Social Work, Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199, USA
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Department of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199, USA
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Department of Epidemiology, Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199, USA
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Department of Political Science, University of Gießen, Gießen 35390, Germany
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Department of Psychology, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University, Warszawa 01-815, Poland
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Academic Editors: Ronald L. Braithwaite and Selina A. Smith
Received: 15 September 2016 / Revised: 21 December 2016 / Accepted: 23 December 2016 / Published: 30 December 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Cultural Determinants of HIV, Substance Abuse and Addiction)
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Abstract

Throughout the past decade, HIV rates in Florida—particularly South Florida, where many Latina seasonal farmworkers reside and work—have ranked among the highest in the nation. In this brief report, we delineate important lessons learned and preliminary findings from the implementation of the HIV prevention intervention Progreso en Salud (Progress in Health). Among the 114 Latina seasonal farmworker participants, there were significant increases from baseline to 6-month follow-up in the percentages of overall condom use, HIV testing, HIV/AIDS-related communications with friends, HIV knowledge, condom use self-efficacy, and correct use of condoms. Lessons learned from this study can be used to inform future HIV intervention strategies to improve the adoption and maintenance of HIV risk reduction behaviors among high-risk Latina seasonal workers and other high-risk underserved populations. Future research is needed to support our findings. View Full-Text
Keywords: hispanic Americans; farmworkers; HIV; primary prevention hispanic Americans; farmworkers; HIV; primary prevention
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Kanamori, M.; De La Rosa, M.; Diez, S.; Weissman, J.; Trepka, M.J.; Sneij, A.; Schmidt, P.; Rojas, P. A Brief Report: Lessons Learned and Preliminary Findings of Progreso en Salud, an HIV Risk Reduction Intervention for Latina Seasonal Farmworkers. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14, 32.

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