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Report : Improving HIV surveillance and prevention intervention efforts among Hispanic or Latino migrant communities in United States-Mexico Border States: Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas
  • Published Date:
    January 2014
  • Language:
    English
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  • Description:
    Executive summary -- Part A: Improving HIV surveillance -- Part B: Improving HIV preventionintervention efforts -- Suggestions -- Contributors -- Appendix 1. HIV Prevention efforts for Hispanics or Latinos.

    The National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) aims to reduce the number of people who become infected with HIV, increase access to care and optimize health outcomes for people living with HIV, and reduce HIV-related health disparities. The NHAS calls for intensifying culturally appropriate HIV prevention efforts for Hispanics or Latinos due to the increased burden of HIV in this sub-population. The NHAS implementation strategy requires the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide suggestions for improving HIV surveillance and prevention intervention efforts among Hispanic or Latino migrant communities in the U.S. states that border Mexico: Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas (hereafter referred to as border states). This document addresses both HIV surveillance and prevention and is presented in 2 parts: Part A is entitled “Improving HIV Surveillance” and Part B is entitled “Improving HIV Prevention Intervention Efforts.”

    To address HIV surveillance, CDC conducted an initial assessment that included a review of published literature, reports, policies and procedures related to the epidemiology of HIV among the Hispanic or Latino migrant populations. A second phase included an inventory of variables collected by the National HIV Surveillance System (NHSS), the National HIV Behavioral Surveillance System (NHBS) and the Medical Monitoring Project (MMP) to characterize HIV among the Hispanic or Latino migrant populations. In addition, completeness of relevant data reported to each system was assessed at the national and state level as appropriate. Finally, to assess HIV surveillance practices, CDC consulted with experts, and participated in workshops and conference calls with border states and city health departments, federal partners, Mexico Secretariat of Health and other federal agencies.

    A literature review of existing models, practices, and HIV prevention interventions for Hispanic or Latino migrant communities was conducted to inform the HIV prevention suggestions in this report. The final report and suggestions were shared with State AIDS Directors for the border states to solicit their review and feedback.

    CDC staff involved in preparing this report: Dr. Donna Hubbard McCree, Dr. Mahnaz Charania, Mr. Emilio German, Office of Health Equity; and Dr. Thomas Painter, Prevention Research Branch, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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