Latino/as and HIV

Latino/as and HIV


General Information

HIV/AIDS and Hispanic Americans. Web page from the Office of Minority Health with detailed statistical information about HIV testing, HIV and AIDS cases, modes of HIV exposure, and death rates among Hispanic Americans/Latino/as.

HIV/AIDS among Hispanics/Latinos.  Fact sheet from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Also available in Spanish.

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day.  Web page from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) with statistics and resources.

HIV in the United States: An Overview. This CDC report published in June 2010 includes a brief discussion of high rates of HIV information seen among African Americans and Latino/as.

Diagnoses of HIV Infection and AIDS in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2010. This CDC report includes information about HIV and AIDS cases among Latino/as and five other racial/ethnic groups.

HIV Infection - United States, 2005 and 2008.  This brief report provides compares HIV infection diagnoses in 2005 and 2008, with breakdowns by race and ethnicity.

Cases of HIV Infection and AIDS in the United States and Dependent Areas, by Race/Ethnicity, 2003-2007.  This CDC report contains surveillance information for Hispanics/Latinos and five other racial/ethnic groups. For each group, further breakdowns are provided by: HIV transmission category; gender; age at time of HIV diagnosis; region; and state.

Hispanics and HIV/AIDS.  Fact sheet from DHHS.

What are Latino/as' HIV prevention needs?  Fact sheet from UCSF's Center for AIDS Prevention Studies.  Also available in Spanish.

What are Mexican immigrants' HIV prevention needs?  Fact sheet from UCSF's Center for AIDS Prevention Studies.  Also available in Spanish.

Latinos and HIV/AIDS.  Fact sheet from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

United States statistics by race and age.  Fact sheet from avert.org.

HIV/AIDS in the U.S. Latino Community.  Web page from thebody.com with links to articles and resources

Links: Latino/as.  Web page from UCSF's HIV InSite with links to national, regional, and community organizations and resources.

Systematic review of HIV behavioral prevention research in Latinos.  Chapter from the HIV InSite's Knowledge Base textbook.

The State of Latinos in HIV Prevention Community Planning.  Report from CDC.


Selected Recent Articles

Similar HIV treatment outcomes among UK gay men across ethnic groups. Article dated January 3, 2012 from aidsmap.com.

Earlier HIV Testing and Entry Into Care Needed for Latinos. Article dated August 25, 2011 from aidsmeds.com.  

Race, Age Disparities Among Those with Undiagnosed HIV. Article dated December 23, 2009 from aidsmeds.com.

Hispanics Might Have Poorer HIV Survival.  Article dated October 28, 2009 from aidsmeds.com.

Effects of Race and Ethnicity on HIV Medication Adherence.  Article dated July 6, 2009 from aidsmeds.com. 

Very high level of late diagnosis in US: 38% develop AIDS within one year.  Article dated June 26, 2009 from aidmap.com.

Fighting HIV in Communities of Color.  Article from the Spring 2009 issue of Achieve.  See pages 8 to 13 of this PDF file.  Also available in Spanish

A Legacy of Mistrust:  Research and People of Color.  Article from the Spring 2009 issue of Achieve.  See pages 16 and 17 of this PDF file.  Also available in Spanish.

Smoking Cessation: Hispanics, Nicotine Patch Users Do Best.  Article dated February 17, 2009 from aidsmeds.com.

US Latinos have more unfavourable metabolic and body fat changes on HIV drugs.  Article dated January 16, 2009 from aidsmap.com.

Latinos Most Likely, Blacks Least Likely to Have Lipodystrophy.  Article dated December 1, 2008 from aidsmeds.com.

Discrimination and distrust not sufficient to explain racial differences in adherence: US study.  Article dated September 22, 2008 from aidsmap.com.

Transcript: AIDS Activism For The Next Decade.  Article dated August 21, 2008 from aidsmeds.com.

Some Gender and Racial Differences with Three Protease Inhibitors.  Article dated August 5, 2008 from aidsmeds.com.

Annual HIV Infections in U.S. Substantially Higher Than Believed.  Article dated August 3, 2008 from aidsmeds.com.

Latinos Respond Less Well to HCV Treatment.  Article dated May 23, 2008 from aidsmeds.com.

TDM-based PI dose escalation shows modest benefit in black and Hispanic, but not Caucasian, treatment-experienced patients.  Article dated February 6, 2008 from aidsmap.com.


HIV Prevention Basics

Preventing HIV transmission.  Fact sheet from AIDSinfo for HIV-infected persons on how to prevent infecting others.  Also available in Spanish.

Stopping the spread of HIV. Fact sheet from AIDS InfoNet. Also available in Spanish.

How risky is it?  Fact sheet from AIDS InfoNet.  Also available in Spanish.

How is HIV transmitted?:  Sexual transmission of HIV.  Fact sheet from aidsmeds.com.  Also available in Spanish.

How is HIV transmitted?: Specific sexual practices - What are the risks?  Fact sheet from aidsmeds.com.  Also available in Spanish. (See this section: "Prácticas sexuales específicas: ¿Cuáles son los riesgos?")

Reducing the risk of getting HIV from sexual activities.  Fact sheet from the San Franscisco AIDS Foundation.

Safer sex guidelines.  Fact sheet from AIDS InfoNet.  Also available in Spanish.

Condoms.  Fact sheet from AIDS InfoNet.  Also available in Spanish.

Drug use and HIV. Fact sheet from AIDS InfoNet. Also available in Spanish.

Reducing the risk of getting HIV from injection drug use.  Fact sheet from the San Francisco AIDS Foundation.

Harm reduction and HIV. Fact sheet from AIDS InfoNet. Also available in Spanish.

Treatment after exposure to HIV. Fact sheet from AIDS InfoNet. Also available in Spanish.




 

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