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How can psychology contribute to our understanding of Hispanics in the United States? Edited by Amado M. Padilla, Hispanic Psychology offers students, researchers, and practitioners the most contemporary and complete view of psychological writings available today. The topics tackled by a team of social scientists include adaptation to a new culture in the United States, the role of the family in acculturation, ethnic identification for Hispanics, health and mental health service and research needs of Hispanics, and changing gender roles in Hispanic culture. This volume examines such complex subjects as Chicano male gang members, homeless female AIDS victims, and educational resiliency of students with authority and perceptivity. This book brings together diverse psychological issues that will spark an interest in anyone wishing to have a ...

Communicating the HIV/AIDS Risk to Hispanic Populations: A Review and Integration
Communicating the HIV/AIDS risk to Hispanic populations: A review and integration
Gustavo A.Yep

In Latinos and AIDS: A National Strategy Symposium, Hahn and Castro (1989) succinctly summarized the devastating effects of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on Hispanics: AIDS has disproportionately affected Latino communities in this country. Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control (1991) validate such an assertion: As of June 30, 1991, 29,586 of the 182,834 documented cases of AIDS reported in the United States were Hispanics. In other words, approximately 16% of the reported AIDS cases are Hispanic even though they only represent about 8% of the population (U.S. Bureau of the Census, 1984) or, more simply stated, Hispanics are twice as likely to be ...

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