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Description - Latino Gay Men and HIV by Rafael M. Diaz

With research based on focus group and individual interviews in the United States, as well as a thorough and integrative review of the current literature, Latino Gay Men and HIV discusses the six main sociocultural factors in Latino communities -- machismo, homophobia, family cohesion, sexual silence, poverty and racism--which undermine safe sex practices. In an attempt to explain the alarmingly high incidence of unprotected intercourse in this population, this in-depth cultural and psychological analysis shows how an apparent incongruence between knowledge or intention and behavior can possess its own sociocultural logic and meaning.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415913881
ISBN-10: 0415913888
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Pages: 212
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Jan-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Rafael M. Diaz

Rafael M. Diaz is Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies at the University of California, San Francisco. He was previously an Associate Professor of Education at Stanford University. He is by training a social worker and developmental psychologist.

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