La Familia

Principal Investigator: Rita Melendez, PhD

La Familia was funded by PIMSA (Health Initiative of the Americas) to do bi-national research with Mexico. We pilot tested an 8-session intervention directed toward Latino MSM who had not disclosed their sexual orientation to family. We conducted a pre and post assessment to examine the effects of the program as well as focus group with the participants. We collected stories and themes from participants and are currently compiling a book of their stories to further the prevention efforts to other Latino MSM who are clients of the SF AIDS Foundation Latino programs.

Information about the book, Nuestras Mil Caras – Latino Sexual Rebellions

Study Team Members:

Ignacio Lozano-Verduzco, Research Fellow


This study is made possible by PIMSA (Health Initiative of the Americas)