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To effectively reach Hispanic youths with sexually transmitted disease (STD) prevention messages, providers must understand that traditional cultural values may make safer sex practices difficult.
Traditional cultural values include:
Source: Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, University of California, San Francisco. What Are Latinos’ HIV Prevention Needs? San Francisco: Center for AIDS Prevention Studies; 1996. Accessed at: http://www.caps.ucsf.edu/latinotext.html.