Religion and HIV/AIDS stigma in Puerto Rico: a cultural challenge for training future physicians. Article

Varas-Díaz, Nelson, Neilands, Torsten B, Cintrón-Bou, Francheska et al. (2014). Religion and HIV/AIDS stigma in Puerto Rico: a cultural challenge for training future physicians. . 13(4), 305-308.

cited authors

  • Varas-Díaz, Nelson; Neilands, Torsten B; Cintrón-Bou, Francheska; Santos-Figueroa, Axel; Marzán-Rodríguez, Melissa; Marques, Domingo

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.

publication date

  • July 1, 2014

keywords

  • Adult
  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Female
  • HIV Infections
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Puerto Rico
  • Religion and Medicine
  • Social Stigma
  • Students, Medical
  • Young Adult

Medium

  • Print

start page

  • 305

end page

  • 308

volume

  • 13

issue

  • 4