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Latino MSM Community Involvement: HIV Protective Effects

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Ramirez-Valles, Jesus (University of Illinois at Chicago. School of Public Health)
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute of Mental Health
Free Keywords
AIDS; community involvement; disease; disease prevention; drug use; gay community; Hispanic or Latino Americans; HIV; identity; prejudice; racial tensions; relatives; religion; self esteem; sexual behavior; social identity; social integration; suicide; transgender; volunteers
  • Abstract

    The purpose of this study was to contribute to the conceptual understanding and practical application of social integration theory to health behaviors. The research aimed to investigate the protective effects of community involvement in HIV/AIDS and gay-related organizations for HIV/AIDS sexual risk behavior among Latino gay or bisexual men and transgender individuals in Chicago and San Francisco. As part of this, the study examined HIV prevalence and the socioeconomic correlates of HIV infection, sexual risk behaviors, and substance use. Further, the study tested whether community involvement in AIDS and LGBT organizations moderated the relationship of racial and homosexual stigma to sexual risk behavior. Data were collected from a sample of 643 individuals (Chicago: n=320; San Francisco: n=323) through respondent-driven sampling and computer-assisted self-administered interviews. Demographic variables included ethnic identification, sexual identification, ZIP code (only available in restricted use data), country of birth, years in the United States, employment status, income, family religion, age, and health/STD status.
  • Abstract

    The purpose of this research was to collect information about Latino gay or bisexual men's, or transgender persons', experiences in their communities, community organizations, sexual behaviors, and substance use. This information will increase the understanding of Latino gay or bisexual men's, or transgender persons' lives, and may help develop effective HIV prevention programs for this community.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Performed consistency checks.; Created variable labels and/or value labels.; Standardized missing values.; Created online analysis version with question text.; Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Public Use Data
    • DS2: Restricted Use Data
    • DS3: Restricted Use Supplemental Volunteer Data
    • DS4: Restricted Use Coupon Code Data
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2004
  • 2003 / 2004
    Collection date: 2003--2004
Geographic Coverage
  • California
  • Chicago
  • Illinois
  • San Francisco
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Latino gay or bisexual men and transgender individuals in Chicago and San Francisco Smallest Geographic Unit: state
Respondent-driven sampling, RDS
Collection Mode
  • computer-assisted self interview (CASI)

    Part 3 (Supplemental Volunteer Data) was created by ICPSR as a restricted subset of the original data and includes the names of the various organizations where respondents have engaged in volunteer activities. Due to the high level of indirect identifiers in both the variables and the responses this data is only available for download after successfully completing a Restricted Data Use Agreement.

    Part 3 (Supplemental Volunteer Data) can be merged with the public or restricted use data sets (parts 1 and 2 respectively) using the CASEID variable.

2014-04-02 Coupon code variables have been added as a stand alone dataset (ICPSR part 0004) that can be merged with any other part of this study using the CASEID variable. This data will be restricted use only and users will need to complete a restricted data use agreement before gaining access to this data. Funding insitution(s): United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute of Mental Health (grant MH62937-01).
One or more files in this study are not available for download due to special restrictions; consult the study documentation to learn more on how to obtain the data.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 34385 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR34385.v2
  • Ramirez-Valles, Jesus, Kuhns, Lisa M., Campbell, Richard T., Diaz, Rafael M.. Social integration and health: Community involvement, stigmatized identities, and sexual risk in Latino sexual minorities. Journal of Health and Social Behavior.51, (1), 30-47.2010.
    • ID: 10.1177/0022146509361176 (DOI)
  • Ramirez-Valles, Jesus, Garcia, Dalia, Campbell, Richard T., Diaz, Rafael M., Heckathorn, Douglas D.. HIV infection, sexual risk behavior, and substance use among latino gay and bisexual men and transgender persons. American Journal of Public Health.98, (6), 1036-1042.2008.
    • ID: 10.2105/AJPH.2006.102624 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 3 | Registration Date: 2015-07-01

Ramirez-Valles, Jesus (2013): Latino MSM Community Involvement: HIV Protective Effects. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.