Posts tagged Latino men
A new bilingual campaign is encouraging HIV testing among Latino gay and bisexual men.
The campaign, called REASONS/RAZONES and developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), offers a website and Facebook page with information on HIV, how to get tested, and how to take action.
You can find a nearby test site by texting your zip code to KNOW IT (566948).
The campaign also features bilingual videos that show Latino gay and bisexual men share their reasons for getting an HIV test, which is fast, free, and confidential.
Testicular cancer is most common in white men.
But as the overall testicular cancer rate rises in the U.S., the greatest increase is occurring among Latino men, according to a researcher, Hispanically Speaking News reports.
The report indicates that Dr. Scott Eggener, an associate professor of surgery at the University of Chicago, examining testicular cancer incidence from 1992-2009 and found that:
In 1992, 5.7 of every 100,000 men had testicular cancer; that number rose to 6.8/100,000 in 2009.
In 1992, 4 of every 100,000 Hispanic men were affected; that number rose to 6.3/100,000 in 2009.
“The incidence of testicular cancer appears to be increasing very slowly but steadily among virtually all groups that we studied,” said Eggener, according to the news report. “The novel finding is that the most dramatic increase is in Hispanic men.”
Testicular cancer prognosis is generally good, and but a testicular exam should be part of a routine medical exam, experts say.
For more info on testicular cancer, go here.
In focus groups, researchers found that Latino men wanted health information to be more specific and in an accessible format, according to a new study.
Latino men also sought more Spanish-speaking health care providers and were interested in low-cost health care.
Prevention was not of much interest to participants in the study, and church-attending participants were interested in church-based health education. Researchers in the study were investigating Latino males’ health concerns, barriers, motivators, and access to health information and health services.
Findings were reported in a scientific article, “A needs assessment of Latino men’s health concerns,” published recently in the American Journal of Men’s Health.