A cultural perspective on sexual health: HIV Positive and negative monolingual hispanic women in south florida

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This study explored feelings and attitudes with regard to HIV and sexual health among 82 monolingual Spanish-speaking, HIV-positive (n 5 30) and at-risk women (n 5 52), participating in the NOW en Español Project-a cognitive behavioral sexual risk-reduction intervention in Miami, Florida. Hispanic cultural values and beliefs, such as machismo, marianismo, and sexual silence, emerged throughout the intervention as important determinants of sexual behavior. Recommendations for integrating these culture-specific issues in sexual health interventions for Hispanic women are provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)82-90
Number of pages9
JournalHispanic Health Care International
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 31 2011



  • Beliefs
  • Culture
  • Hispanic women
  • HIV
  • Sexual risk
  • Values

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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