Translating evidence-based HIV prevention programs into clinical practice for minority women

Elias Vásquez, Nilson Enrique Mejia, Rosa Maria Gonzalez, Victoria Mitrani

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Abstract

Although there is a growing body of literature reporting the results of evidence-based HIV prevention programs, few include a plan for effectively translating their findings into clinical practice. The numbers of HIV/AIDS cases among minority women have been increasing at a rate significant enough to confirm the need for prevention programs. Moreover, the importance of translating research into clinical practice has been well documented in medicine and nursing. The goal of this article is to increase the understanding and endorse the importance of translating evidence-based HIV prevention programs into practice. Key characteristics and a model for supporting the translation of HIV prevention programs will be presented, specifically for minority women. To significantly improve the direction of addressing HIV/AIDS infection among minority women, substantial changes are required; this includes the translation of evidence-based HIV prevention programs into practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-142
Number of pages10
JournalHispanic Health Care International
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006

Keywords

  • Community-based programs
  • HIV prevention-translation
  • Minority women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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