October 15, 2016
Though only 17% of the U.S population, Hispanics/Latinos 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 or Latino HIV infection rates.
Explore the links on this page for ideas on how to participate in National Latino AIDS Awareness Day and to learn more about HIV and Hispanics/Latinos.