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Document Type

DNP - University Access Only

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Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

First Advisor

Marge Hegge


As the population shifts in rural America, new methods of HIV/STD interventions are needed. The rural Latino youth population has higher teen birthrates and higher susceptibility to HIV/AIDS. Midwestern states; Iowa in particular, have seen an increase in Hispanic students. The program Cuidate! utilizes five Latino cultural values to decrease risky sexual behaviors. This program has been identified as a best evidence practice by the CDC. This paper discusses the implementation process in rural Iowa. Key words: Latino, Cuidate!, HIV/AIDS, Rural.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Sexually transmitted diseases -- Prevention.
HIV infections -- Prevention.
AIDS (Disease) in adolescence -- Prevention.
Hispanic American youth -- Iowa.
Hispanic American youth -- Middle West.
Rural youth -- Iowa.
Rural youth -- Middle West.
Health risk communication.
Sexual health -- Study and teaching.
Youth -- Sexual behavior.



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