Depression and Co-Occurring Health Determinants of Hispanic Men With HIV Infection in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region: A Pilot Study

Joseph De Santis, Elias Provencio-Vasquez, Holly J. Mata, Jacob Martinez

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Abstract

HIV infection among Hispanic men is a public health concern. Certain factors have been identified that may contribute to the high rates of HIV infection among Hispanic men such as migration, acculturation, poverty, and depression. These men are at risk for additional co-occurring health issues. Given limited research, few studies have focused specifically on Hispanic men with HIV infection residing in a U.S.-Mexico border community. This pilot study surveyed participants (n = 39) to better understand co-occurrence of health determinants, especially depression among Hispanic men with HIV infections. The study's findings indicate that clinicians need to be aware that certain factors may influence depression among people with Hispanic men with HIV infection. Clinicians also need awareness of the impact of depression on adherence to HIV care and treatment among Hispanic men with HIV infection. More research is needed to explore the relationship of HIV-related stigma, HIV disclosure, social support, and depression among Hispanic men with HIV infections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Social Service Research
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 22 2016

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Keywords

  • health determinants
  • Hispanics
  • HIV infection
  • men

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science

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