NELSON VARAS-DIAZ

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Affiliation: University of Puerto Rico

Publications

  1. pmc The role of gender on HIV/AIDS stigma among medical students in Puerto Rico: implications for training and service delivery
    NELSON VARAS-DIAZ
    Center for Social Research, University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    P R Health Sci J 31:220-2. 2012
  2. pmc Development and validation of a culturally appropriate HIV/AIDS Stigma Scale for Puerto Rican health professionals in training
    NELSON VARAS-DIAZ
    Graduate School of Social Work Beatriz Lassalle, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR, Puerto Rico
    AIDS Care 21:1259-70. 2009
  3. pmc Stigmatization of illicit drug use among Puerto Rican health professionals in training
    NELSON VARAS-DIAZ
    University of Puerto Rico Center for the Study of Social Differences and Health Graduate School of Social Work, San Juan
    P R Health Sci J 29:109-16. 2010
  4. pmc Testing the efficacy of an HIV stigma reduction intervention with medical students in Puerto Rico: the SPACES project
    NELSON VARAS-DIAZ
    Center for Social Research, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    J Int AIDS Soc 16:18670. 2013
  5. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of an HIV/AIDS prevention intervention targeting Latino gay men and men who have sex with men in Puerto Rico
    Jose Toro-Alfonso
    University Center for Psychological Services and Research, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00931, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 14:445-56. 2002
  6. pmc Qualitative Contributions to a Randomized Controlled Trial Addressing HIV/AIDS-Stigma in Medical Students
    Melissa Marzán-Rodríguez
    University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Qual Rep 20:2012-2024. 2015
  7. ncbi request reprint Experiences of Violence Among Transgender Women in Puerto Rico: An Underestimated Problem
    Sheilla L Rodríguez-Madera
    a School of Public Health, Department of Social Sciences, University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    J Homosex 64:209-217. 2017
  8. pmc Intersections and evolution of 'Butch-trans' categories in Puerto Rico: Needs and barriers of an invisible population
    Alíxida G Ramos-Pibernus
    a Department of Social Science, University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Glob Public Health 11:966-80. 2016
  9. ncbi request reprint The challenge of a positive self-image in a colonial context: a psychology of liberation for the Puerto Rican experience
    NELSON VARAS-DIAZ
    CUSEP, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA
    Am J Community Psychol 31:103-15. 2003
  10. pmc The role of emotions in the reduction of HIV/AIDS stigma among physicians in training
    NELSON VARAS-DIAZ
    a Institute for Psychological Research IPSI, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    AIDS Care 28:376-83. 2016

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Publications10

  1. pmc The role of gender on HIV/AIDS stigma among medical students in Puerto Rico: implications for training and service delivery
    NELSON VARAS-DIAZ
    Center for Social Research, University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    P R Health Sci J 31:220-2. 2012
    ..This study aimed to assess the role of gender on HIV/AIDS stigma among 507 medical students in Puerto Rico...
  2. pmc Development and validation of a culturally appropriate HIV/AIDS Stigma Scale for Puerto Rican health professionals in training
    NELSON VARAS-DIAZ
    Graduate School of Social Work Beatriz Lassalle, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR, Puerto Rico
    AIDS Care 21:1259-70. 2009
    ..These dimensions in turn were subcomponents of a higher-order general stigma factor. Implications and limitations of these findings are discussed...
  3. pmc Stigmatization of illicit drug use among Puerto Rican health professionals in training
    NELSON VARAS-DIAZ
    University of Puerto Rico Center for the Study of Social Differences and Health Graduate School of Social Work, San Juan
    P R Health Sci J 29:109-16. 2010
    ..Results evidence the continued existence of stigmatizing attitudes among this population. We discuss some of the implications for public health and potential strategies for action...
  4. pmc Testing the efficacy of an HIV stigma reduction intervention with medical students in Puerto Rico: the SPACES project
    NELSON VARAS-DIAZ
    Center for Social Research, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    J Int AIDS Soc 16:18670. 2013
    ..Furthermore, Latino health care professionals have been absent from these intervention efforts even though the epidemic has affected this population disproportionately...
  5. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of an HIV/AIDS prevention intervention targeting Latino gay men and men who have sex with men in Puerto Rico
    Jose Toro-Alfonso
    University Center for Psychological Services and Research, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00931, USA
    AIDS Educ Prev 14:445-56. 2002
    ..Participants demonstrated lower risk indexes after the intervention. This model represents a culturally competent and relevant intervention for similar communities...
  6. pmc Qualitative Contributions to a Randomized Controlled Trial Addressing HIV/AIDS-Stigma in Medical Students
    Melissa Marzán-Rodríguez
    University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Qual Rep 20:2012-2024. 2015
    ..The gathered information is important in order to have a deep understanding of how attitudinal change happens as part of our intervention strategies...
  7. ncbi request reprint Experiences of Violence Among Transgender Women in Puerto Rico: An Underestimated Problem
    Sheilla L Rodríguez-Madera
    a School of Public Health, Department of Social Sciences, University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    J Homosex 64:209-217. 2017
    ..Participants (N = 59 transgender women) were recruited via respondent driven sampling. Implications and specific recommendations are discussed in light of these findings...
  8. pmc Intersections and evolution of 'Butch-trans' categories in Puerto Rico: Needs and barriers of an invisible population
    Alíxida G Ramos-Pibernus
    a Department of Social Science, University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Glob Public Health 11:966-80. 2016
    ..We provide several recommendations to address public health concerns of this understudied, marginalised community. ..
  9. ncbi request reprint The challenge of a positive self-image in a colonial context: a psychology of liberation for the Puerto Rican experience
    NELSON VARAS-DIAZ
    CUSEP, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA
    Am J Community Psychol 31:103-15. 2003
    ..They also identified situations which promoted negative and positive emotions. The role of a community psychology of liberation in understanding these phenomena as well as in embracing resistance to colonization is discussed...
  10. pmc The role of emotions in the reduction of HIV/AIDS stigma among physicians in training
    NELSON VARAS-DIAZ
    a Institute for Psychological Research IPSI, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    AIDS Care 28:376-83. 2016
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