Using community-based participatory research to develop an intervention to reduce HIV and STD infections among Latino men

AIDS Educ Prev. 2006 Oct;18(5):375-89. doi: 10.1521/aeap.2006.18.5.375.


Although the Latino community living in the United States has been disproportionately affected by the intersecting epidemics of HIV and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), the development, implementation, and evaluation of HIV and STD prevention interventions designed to reduce infection among Latinos lags behind prevention efforts targeting other communities. HoMBReS: Hombres Manteniendo Bienestar y Relaciones Saludables is a sexual risk reduction intervention designed to reduce HIV and STD infection among recently arrived, non-English-speaking Latino men who are members of a multicounty Latino soccer league in central North Carolina, a region of the United States with both the fastest growing Latino population and disproportionate HIV and STD infection rates. HoMBReS was developed in partnership with the local Latino community using community-based participatory research (CBPR). We describe (a) the CBPR partnership history and further expansion; (b) the development of the intervention through the integration of collected formative data, theoretical considerations, and findings from the scientific literature; and (c) lessons learned while using a CBPR approach to develop HoMBReS.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Community Participation*
  • Cooperative Behavior
  • HIV Infections / prevention & control*
  • Health Promotion / organization & administration
  • Hispanic or Latino*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • North Carolina
  • Program Development / methods*
  • Research Design
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases / prevention & control*