Developing a Culturally Appropriate HIV and Hepatitis C Prevention Intervention for Latino Criminal Justice Clients

Gladys E. Ibañez, Elaine Whitt, Mario de la Rosa, Steve Martin, Daniel O’Connell, Jose G Castro

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Abstract

The population within the criminal justice system suffers from various health disparities including HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV). African American and Latino offenders represent the majority of the offender population. Evidence-based interventions to prevent HIV and HCV among criminal justice clients are scant and usually do not take cultural differences into account. Toward this end, this study describes the process of culturally adapting an HIV/HCV prevention intervention for Latino criminal justice clients in Miami, Florida, by using the ecological validity model. Recommendations for culturally adapting an intervention for Latinos include an emphasis on language and integrating cultural themes such as familism and machismo.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)206-217
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Correctional Health Care
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2016

Keywords

  • criminal justice
  • cultural adaptation
  • hepatitis C
  • Hispanic
  • HIV
  • intervention
  • Latinos

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Community and Home Care

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