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Issue No. 23 | October 7, 2016

News and Features

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:

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.

Visit our National Latino AIDS Awareness Day webpage [en español] to learn more about the impact of HIV/AIDS on Hispanics/Latinos.

Recent HIV/AIDS News from FDA and NIH