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Latina immigrant farmworkers are a vulnerable and understudied population that face a host of socio-cultural and structural barriers that place them at risk for HIV infection. Cultural factors, including traditional gender roles that frequently inhibit communication between partners and promote rigid roles, may particularly affect self-protection in regards to HIV prevention among Latinas.
Touristic escapism is a term FIU researchers have developed to refer to the time when tourists – away from their homes, cultural norms and daily life –take a break from their reality, which may lead to behaviors beyond their daily routines or lives. This could be anything from windsurfing or hiking for the first time, skydiving, or partaking in risky behaviors like taking drugs or unsafe sex.