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HIV Prevention with LatinosTheory, Research, and Practice$
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Kurt C. Organista

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199764303

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764303.001.0001

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Love, Sex, and Power Revisited

Love, Sex, and Power Revisited

The Integration of a Gendered Context in HIV Prevention among Latinas

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(p.63) 4 Love, Sex, and Power Revisited
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HIV Prevention with Latinos
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Monica D. Ulibarri

Anita Raj

Hortensia Amaro

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764303.003.0004

This chapter provides a review of the conceptual and empirical work on HIV prevention specific to Latinas that has developed since Hortensia Amaro’s article, “Love, Sex, and Power” was published in The American Psychologist in 1995. At that time, it had become evident that HIV and AIDS were serious epidemics disproportionately affecting Latina women in the United States. The “Love, Sex, and Power” article has been highly cited (462 citations) and has influenced a generation of HIV activists and researchers seeking to provide better guidance and insight into the unique vulnerabilities that women, particularly poor and minority women, face in the context of HIV prevention. Although Amaro’s paper addressed the status of HIV/AIDS research among U.S. women in general, many of the author’s suggestions have been applicable to HIV/AIDS prevention research with Latina women specifically and provide important conceptual guidelines for future theoretically based, as well as prevention intervention work with Latinas.

Keywords:   Latinas, poverty, HIV prevention

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