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HIV Prevention and Education

Knowledge of HIV risk and treatment options remains a significant barrier to preventing the spread of the disease among Latinos and helping Latinos with HIV/AIDS to stay healthy. The Commission is strongly committed to ongoing Spanish language health education and strategic media campaigns that educate the general public about HIV treatment and prevention, as well as other health disparities affecting Latino communities.

HIV prevention and education at the Commission is offered by the following programs:

Latinas por la Salud
Latinas Por La Salud (LPLS) is a prevention program targeting Latinas, ages 18 - 50, that have primarily one male partner. The program seeks to promote HIV prevention by providing educational workshops that will increase participants' safer sex knowledge and practices. The program also seeks to promote awareness about how cultural theories of gender, dynamics of power in a relationship and individual immigration experiences can affect one's ability to negotiate HIV prevention efforts within their relationships.
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Latino Religious Leadership Project
The Latino Religious Leadership Project provides HIV prevention education to Latinos in faith based communities in the targeted geographic regions. There are 36 communities of faith directly engaged in the program, reaching over 3,000 congregants. Member churches and communities of faith provide HIV prevention/health education workshops on a monthly basis, participate in citywide and borough-wide conferences and forums on AIDS issues, distribute HIV prevention literature, arrange for HIV testing and other health screening activities (such as blood-pressure exams, diabetes screenings, etc.) on site at church locations in conjunction with local health institutions, and participate in trainings on HIV/AIDS prevention which are given by the Commission.
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Mano a Mano
Mano a Mano is a network of Latino LGBT organizations and activists based in New York. Mano a Mano's mission is to increase the well-being, visibility and political power of the Latino lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) community as a means to defeat the inequalities that our communities face based on our ethnicity, race, immigration status, social status, gender expression and sexual identity.
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Mpowerment Project
Mpowerment is a peer and network based community level intervention program that targets Latino MSM populations, immigrants and migrants. The program utilizes informal/formal outreach, discussion groups, creation of safe space, social networking opportunities and social marketing to promote HIV prevention within the targeted community.
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Mujeres En Fe
This program targets immigrant and non-immigrant Spanish language dominant women in religious social networks to include health issues in general and particularly HIV/AIDS.
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Para Ayudar
Para Ayudar program works with Latino men and transgender Latinas who have sex with men, have issues with alcohol, tobacco or other drugs and are considering changing their substance use behavior. It's not necessary to identify as gay or bisexual, to be documented or undocumented, or to be HIV positive or negative to be eligible. The goal of Para Ayudar is to provide bilingual risk reduction services for Latinos and Latinas in a confidential, culturally sensitive, and non-judgmental environment.
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Quick Link Programs
HIV Testing at the Commission HIV Testing (EIS)
Free, Confidential HIV Rapid Testing. Results obtained in minutes. Pre and post test counseling session.
NLAAD - National Latino AIDS Awareness Day NLAAD
National Latino AIDS Awareness Day promotes HIV testing and prevention education nationwide.
Hands United - Manos Unidas: Assisting community-based organizations in developing prevention programs Manos Unidas
Assisting community based organizations in targeting its services to vulnerable populations.
Mpowerment Project: A peer and network based intervention targeting gay and bisexual men in NYC. Mpowerment
A peer and network based intervention targeting gay and bisexual men in the New York metro area.
Tratamiento Ahora Instituto de Salud y Educación sobre Tratamientos
A four days training in Spanish about HIV/AIDS prevention, transmission, treatment, and related health topics.
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CDC DISCLAIMER: This site contains HIV prevention messages that may not be appropriate for all audiences. If you are not seeking such information or may be offended by such materials, please exit this website. Since HIV infection is spread primarily through sexual practices or by sharing needles, prevention messages and programs may address these topics. Individuals who are mentioned or whose photographs appear on this site are not necessarily HIV positive or have AIDS. This site is not designed to provide medical care, if you are ill, please seek medical advice from a licensed practioner. HIV prevention materials funded by CDC must be approved by local program review panels, however, the materials may be considered controversial by some viewers.

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