July 19, 2012
Professor Vincent Guilamo-Ramos is available for comment on the HIV prevention needs of Latino Youth and the role of families in preventing risky adolescent behavior.
Guilamo-Ramos, co-director of NYU's Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health, will be attending the International AIDS Conference, to be held July 22-27 in Washington, D.C. At the first Latino-specific satellite meeting Latino/Hispanic HIV Community Research Forum, he will discuss his latest research in a presentation, "The Role of Families in Preventing Adolescent HIV Risk Behavior: A Latino Driven Model," on Sun., July 22, 1:25 pm (Renaissance Hotel, 999 9th St, NW).
Reporters wishing to speak with Guilamo-Ramos should contact James Devitt, NYU's Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or email@example.com. For more on the Latino/Hispanic HIV Community Research Forum, visit: http://nlaan.org/aids2012/.
Guilamo-Ramos has expertise in the role of families in promoting adolescent health, with a special focus on preventing HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections, and unintended pregnancies. Additional research interests include parent-adolescent communication, intervention research, HIV prevention, and alcohol and drug use. He has conducted research primarily in urban, resource-poor settings, including the South Bronx, Harlem, and Lower East Side communities of New York City.
The Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health investigates the role of the Latino family in shaping the development and well-being of Latino adolescents. Strategically based in New York City, CLAFH addresses the needs of New York's diverse Latino communities in both national and global contexts. The Center serves as a link between the scientific community, Latino health and social service providers, and the broader Latino community.