Religion and HIV/AIDS stigma in puerto rico: A cultural challenge for training future physicians Article

Varas-Díaz, N, Neilands, TB, Cintrón-Bou, F et al. (2014). Religion and HIV/AIDS stigma in puerto rico: A cultural challenge for training future physicians . 13(4), 305-308. 10.1177/2325957412472935

cited authors

  • Varas-Díaz, N; Neilands, TB; Cintrón-Bou, F; Santos-Figueroa, A; Marzán-Rodríguez, M; Marques, D

fiu authors

abstract

  • HIV/AIDS stigma continues to be a challenge for HIV prevention and treatment. When health professionals manifest stigma it can limit access to quality treatment. With an ever-growing epidemic among Latinos, including Puerto Ricans living on the Caribbean Island, the social and structural factors that foster HIV/AIDS stigma need to be understood. In this study, we documented the association of religion with HIV/AIDS stigma in a sample of medical students in Puerto Rico. Findings suggest that importance placed on religion, and participation in religious activities, is associated with HIV/AIDS stigma for this population. © The Author(s) 2014.

publication date

  • January 1, 2014

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 305

end page

  • 308

volume

  • 13

issue

  • 4