¡Vive!: Designing an intervention to improve timely HIV diagnosis among Latino immigrant men

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Progress in Community Health Partnerships


Latinos, particularly immigrant men, are more likely to present late to care for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.


This manuscript describes the development of ¡Sólo Se Vive Una Vez! (¡Vive!) (You Only Live Once), a multilevel (individual and community) intervention aimed at increasing HIV testing.


A partnership was established between the Baltimore Latino outreach team, a community coalition, designers, and academics. Intervention priorities were identified through a nominal group technique process. Design students then developed intervention material through an iterative process including feedback from the partners and 75 Latino immigrant men who participated in focus group discussions.


¡Vive! is composed of nine motion graphic modules that can be individually tailored and delivered through a tablet or cell phone, and a complementary social marketing campaign to address HIV stigma in the community.


An iterative process with ongoing feedback resulted in intervention components that were engaging and appealing, and reflected the community's experience.

Grieb SD, Flores-Miller A, Gulledge N, Clifford R, Page K. ¡Vive!: Designing an intervention to improve timely HIV diagnosis among Latino immigrant men. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2016;10(3):365-372. doi: 10.1353/cpr.2016.0043. PMID: 28230544; PMCID: PMC5778405.

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Center for Child and Community Health Research

  • Baltimore City Health Department, Latino Outreach Program

  • Maryland Institute College of Arts, Center for Social Design