Unit Description

A unit concerned with new knowledge generation related to responsible sexuality and STD-HIV/AIDS. Our interest in the Knowledge Generation and Implementation Line (LGAC) is committed to fortify the safety elements that promote a responsible sexuality and to reduce risk factors that compromise STD infection, including HIV on people of the community.

The main concern of this unit is to study sexual behaviors in key population to identify useful and sustainable components, as well as the ones in need of improvement to allow us to develop models to explain sexual well-being and STD prevention. Our work focus sees the individual as an integral being, thus, projects and work include aspects of social, economic, and political nature that make people more vulnerable. Because of this, the focus of this unit is related not to population groups, but to vulnerable population groups in risk of contracting STD-HIV/AIDS, for example: a) Teenagers: In school enrollment, marginalized communities, and street child situation; b) Fathers of Teenagers: Marginalized communities with low schooling; c) Drivers travelling to the border; d) Housewives; e) Homosexual men with an active sexual life; amongst others. Therefore, this area of research is to contribute to the reduction of STDs and HIV/AIDS contagion vulnerability through the development and awareness of knowledge about responsible sexuality predecessors.

Unit Chief

PhD. Raquel A. Benavides Torres

Phone Number: +52(81) 1340 4370 ext. 1848 or 1716

  • Program “¡Cuídate! (Take Care of Yourself!), to prevent HIV/AIDS on the youth.
  • Program “¡Conéctate!” (Stay in Touch!), about responsible sexuality in young population.

These two programs are intended for teenagers and young people to encourage responsible sexuality and to reduce the risk of STDs transmission and HIV/AIDS, and the use of technology as well.

  • Workshop-Course MAXQDA 11.
  • Systematic reviews on Health Sciences course.
  • Nursing transference results Course.
  • Course on Evidence based on Practice.
  • Workshop-Course on the elaboration of research protocols.
  • Workshop-Course on use of statistic support.
  • Workshop-Course on text editing.

These courses are intended for professionals performing research

  • Focus Groups handling.
  • Standardization and Implementation of Clinical Research protocols.
  • Bibliographic information searching.
  • Fieldwork development (surveys, biochemical and anthropometric measurements)
  • Elaboration, capture, and analysis of data bases.
  • Results interpretation.

These are services that the Nursing Investigation Unit offers to professionals or Institutions that conduct research.

  • Research Areas: “Responsible sexuality and prevention of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV/AIDS.
  • Research Stay
  • Research summers.

Computer equipment and the necessary Software required for quantitative and qualitative analysis; databases and bibliographic resources.

  • 2014Márquez Vega M.A., Benavides Torres R.A., Gallegos Cabriales E. C., Montoya Flores B. I. & Núñez Rocha G.M. Intervención sobre comunicación sexual para padres en comunidades marginadas. Memorias XIV Coloquio Panamericano de Investigación en Enfermería, Vol. Pag.589-0, Memorias de congresos Imagen (ISSN: 2389-9131).
  • Loyola-Sánchez, A., Richardson, J., Peláez-Ballestas, I., Lavis, JN., Wilkins, S., Wilson, MG., Rodríguez-Amado, J., Alvarez-Nemegyei, J., Martínez-Villarreal, R.T, Onofre-Rodríguez, D.J, Benavides-Torres, R. (2014). Developing Community-Based Rehabilitation Programs for Musculoskeletal Diseases in Low-Income Areas of Mexico: The Community-Based Rehabilitation for Low-Income Communities Living With Rheumatic Diseases (CONCORD) Protocol. JMIR RES PROTOC. 3 (4): e57  doi:10.2196/resprot.3604 ISSN 1929-0748 http://www.researchprotocols.org/2014/4/e57/
  • Valdez, M. C,  Moral, de la Rubia, J., Benavides-Torres, B., Castillo-Arcos, L. & Onofre-Rodríguez, D. (2014). Revisión sistemática de predictores socioculturales y psicológicos de conductas sexuales de riesgo para VIH en hombres que tienen sexo con hombres. Horizonte de Enfermería, 25 (1), 47-60. ISSN 0716-8861
  • Valdez-Montero Carolina, Benavides-Torres Raquel & Castillo-Arcos Lubia. (2014). Conducta sexual de riesgo para ITS-VIH/SIDA en jóvenes de una universidad privada al norte de México. REEDIES Revista Electrónica de Investigación en Educación Superior, 2, 1-3.
  • Sáenz Soto N.E. & Benavides Torres R.A. (2014). Práctica sexual segura e insegura en la pareja heterosexual. NURE INVESTIGACIÓN, 11, 1-10.
  • Torres Obregón R., Onofre Rodríguez D. J., Benavides Torres R. A., Márquez Vega M. A., & Esparza Dávila S. P. (2014). Hombres que tienen sexo con hombres: riesgo percibido y balance decisional hacia la prueba de VIH. En: Rivera S., Velasco P., Cruz L. M. & Villanueva G. Eds. Aportaciones Actuales de la Psicología Social, AMEPSO, Vol. 11, Págs. 1412, (ISBN: 978-607-96539-1-0).
  • P. Esparza Dávila., R. A. Benavides Torres, D, J., Onofre-Rodríguez, M. A. Márquez Vega, & R. Torres Obregón (2014). Apoyo social percibido para sexo seguro y resiliencia sexual en adolescentes Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. (pág.), Aportaciones Actuales de la Psicología Social AMEPSO, ISBN: 978-607-96539-1-0, Aportaciones AMEPSO, UANL, CIDICS, Vol. II. (pág. 1367-1375).
  • Castillo, A. L., Benavides, T. R., López, R.F., Valdez, M.C. & Onofre R. D.J. (2014). Apoyo familiar y social para prevenir el VIH/SIDA en adolescentes: Una intervención por internet.   Aportaciones Actuales de la Psicología Social AMEPSO, ISBN: 978-607-96539-1-0,  AMEPSO UAY UNAM  de la Universidad Autónoma de  Yucatán, Universidad Autónoma de México.
  • 2015Sáenz Soto, N.E., Benavides Torres R.A. & Champion, D. (2015). Attachment and Associated Sexual Health Behaviors of Heterosexual Mexican Housewives. Issues in Mental Health Nursing 36(4), 258-265.  DOI: 10.3109/01612840.2014.978423
  • Valdez-Montero, C., Benavides Torres, R.A, González y González V., Onofre Rodríguez, D.J. & Castillo Arcos, L. (2015). Internet and sexual risk behavior for HIV/AIDS in young people. Enfermería Global 4 (38), 160-167.
  • Castillo Arcos, L., Benavides Torres, R.A, López-Rosales, F., Onofre Rodríguez, D.J., Valdez-Montero, C. & Maas-Góngora L. (2015). The effect of an Internet-based intervention designed to reduce HIV/AIDS sexual risk among Mexican adolescents. AIDS Care (AC-2014-12-0798.R1), aceptado para publicación 14 julio de 2015.
  • 2016Velázquez-Ayala, K.M., Garza-Fabela, D.O.I., Castillo-Arcos, L.C. & Benavides-Torres, R.A. (2016). Influencia del apoyo social en las conductas sexuales de adolescentes de una escuela pública de educación media superior del Estado de Nuevo León. Políticas Sociales Sectoriales, 2(2), 687-698.
  • Barbosa-Martínez, R.C., Ramirez-Aranda, J M., Salazar-González, B.C., Benavides-Torres, R.A., Champion, J.D. & Gallegos-Guajardo, J. (2016). Life Project for Adolescents: A Concept Analysis. International Journal of Social Science Studies, 4(5), 31-37.
  • Valdez, M. C, Moral, de la Rubia, J., Valdez, M. C & Onofre-Rodríguez, D. (2016). Propiedades psicométricas del cuestionario Influencias Situacionales para la conducta sexual en hombres que tienen sexo con hombres. RMIP, 8 (1), 1-18.   ISSN: 2007-3240.
  • Lucía Caudillo-Ortega, Raquel Alicia Benavides-Torres, Tracie Harrison, Dora Julia Onofre-Rodríguez, Fuensanta López-Rosales, María Aracely Márquez-Vega. (2016). Modelo de conducta anticonceptiva en mujeres jóvenes: un estudio con Métodos Mixtos. Nure Inv, 13 (85), 1-18. ISSN: 1697-218X
  • Capítulo de LibroLópez R. F., Jasso J. L., Becerra G. J., Silveria G. L. (2016). Tendencias de la Psicología: Contexto de asignaturas del Psicólogo en la UANL y su campo de aplicación. México: CUMEX. ISBN: en trámite.