MY EXPERIENCE IN THE STREETS OF LAREDO.

  • Cesar Madrigal Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

Abstract

It is important for me, to help people understand that Hispanic culture does not perpetuate high-risk behaviors associated with AIDS. I think that the social science community lacks a real understanding of how assimilation, economics, and individual experiences can play such an integral part in people's behaviors To compress the norms of a culture to explain a phenomenon such as AIDS is impossible and irresponsible. My research in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico has importance to me because I am Mexican-American. It was my interest in AIDS research and my love for Hispanic culture that drove me to investigate the AIDS epidemic and the professional response. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]


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Published
2014-06-13
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