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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156181
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Protective and Risk Factors for HIV Infection for Mexican-American Gay Men
Abstract:
Protective and Risk Factors for HIV Infection for Mexican-American Gay Men
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Champion, Jane Dimmitt, PhD, FNP, CS, FAAN
P.I. Institution Name:The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Title:Professor
Co-Authors:Mark Meyer, MSN
[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Objective: Latinos, particularly Mexican-American are disproportionately affected by the HIV epidemic. The purpose of this study was to explore the lived experience of Mexican-American gay men regarding what it was like to grow up as a Mexican-American gay male. The study focused on protective and risk factors for HIV infection, in the hope that information drawn from the research may later be used to develop culturally sensitive interventions targeted towards Mexican-American gay men. Methods: Mexican-American gay men 30 to 60 years of age who are living in Dallas, Texas. A phenomenological approach was utilized, including semi-structured interviews with open-ended probes. Van Manen's method of interpretive phenomenology and data analysis guided the data analysis. Results: Identified patterns included: 1) Accepting, 2) Machismo, 3) Loving, 4) Respecting, 5) Dating, 6) Being HIV negative and 6) Being HIV positive. Within each of these patterns, themes were identified: 1) Accepting: (a) accepting one's sexuality and (b) hiding related to shame and oppression, 2) Machismo: (a) protector and (b) hypermasculinity, 3) Loving: (a) being in love and (b) loneliness, 4) Respecting: (a) family, (b) self and (c) life, 5) Dating: (a) using protection and (b) taking risk, 6) Being HIV negative: (a) taking risk, 7) Being HIV positive: (a) living then - taking risk and (b) living now - using protection and (b) living now - taking risk. Conclusions: Themes identified as protective or risk factors for HIV infection may promote development of effective HIV preventive interventions geared towards Mexican-American gay men.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleProtective and Risk Factors for HIV Infection for Mexican-American Gay Menen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156181-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Protective and Risk Factors for HIV Infection for Mexican-American Gay Men</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Champion, Jane Dimmitt, PhD, FNP, CS, FAAN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">dimmitt@uthscsa.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Mark Meyer, MSN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Objective: Latinos, particularly Mexican-American are disproportionately affected by the HIV epidemic. The purpose of this study was to explore the lived experience of Mexican-American gay men regarding what it was like to grow up as a Mexican-American gay male. The study focused on protective and risk factors for HIV infection, in the hope that information drawn from the research may later be used to develop culturally sensitive interventions targeted towards Mexican-American gay men. Methods: Mexican-American gay men 30 to 60 years of age who are living in Dallas, Texas. A phenomenological approach was utilized, including semi-structured interviews with open-ended probes. Van Manen's method of interpretive phenomenology and data analysis guided the data analysis. Results: Identified patterns included: 1) Accepting, 2) Machismo, 3) Loving, 4) Respecting, 5) Dating, 6) Being HIV negative and 6) Being HIV positive. Within each of these patterns, themes were identified: 1) Accepting: (a) accepting one's sexuality and (b) hiding related to shame and oppression, 2) Machismo: (a) protector and (b) hypermasculinity, 3) Loving: (a) being in love and (b) loneliness, 4) Respecting: (a) family, (b) self and (c) life, 5) Dating: (a) using protection and (b) taking risk, 6) Being HIV negative: (a) taking risk, 7) Being HIV positive: (a) living then - taking risk and (b) living now - using protection and (b) living now - taking risk. Conclusions: Themes identified as protective or risk factors for HIV infection may promote development of effective HIV preventive interventions geared towards Mexican-American gay men.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:32:02Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:32:02Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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