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Updated AIDSinfo Consumer Fact Sheets Offer an Overview of HIV
The updated AIDSinfo consumer fact sheets provide an introduction to HIV, including the basics of HIV prevention, transmission, and treatment. Each fact sheet includes a summary of key points and links to additional information.
View the following updated fact sheets:
- HIV/AIDS: The Basics
- The HIV Life Cycle
- The Stages of HIV Infection
- HIV Testing
- FDA-Approved HIV Medicines
- HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials
- What is an Investigational HIV Drug?
Visit infoSIDA to view the fact sheets in Spanish.
October 15 is National Latino AIDS Awareness Day
Although Hispanics/Latinos represent only 17% of the U.S. population, they bear a disproportionate burden of HIV. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2014, Hispanics/Latinos accounted for almost 25% of all estimated new diagnoses of HIV infection in the United States and 6 dependent areas. Factors such as stigma, language barriers, and lack of access to health care contribute to Hispanic/Latino HIV infection rates.