Professor Vincent Guilamo-Ramos Available for Comment on HIV Prevention Among Latino Youth

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 james.devitt@nyu.edu. 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.

Editor's Note:
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.

Source: NYUSilver - Silver School of Social Work

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