Pilot Testing HIV and Intimate Partner Violence Prevention Modules Among Spanish-Speaking Latinas

Yolanda Davila, Elsa Bonilla, Dolores Gonzalez-Ramirez, Susan Grinslade, Antonia M. Villarruel

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The purpose of this study was to test two modules of a theoretically based, gender- and culturally specific HIV intimate partner violence risk reduction intervention for Spanish-speaking Latinas. The themes of the modules were "¿Estás en una relación sana y segura?" (Are you in a healthy and safe relationship?) and "Mantenerse sana y segura" (Keeping yourself healthy and safe). An evaluative one-group, repeated measure design with measures collected at preintervention (N = 31), immediate postintervention (n = 26), and 1-month postintervention follow-up (n = 20) design was used to evaluate the intervention. Study results represent a small but significant first step toward an integrative approach to the prevention of two major and interrelated public health issues among an at-risk and underserved population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)219-224
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2008
Externally publishedYes



  • HIV
  • intimate partner violence
  • Latinas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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