HIV Diagnoses Among Adult and Adolescent Hispanics/Latinos
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In recognition of National Latino AIDS Awareness Day, CDC is highlighting data about HIV diagnoses among adult and adolescent Hispanics/Latinos.
Overall, 25 diagnoses of HIV infection diagnoses per 100,000 population occurred in Hispanics/Latinos in 2008 (the most recent year for which data are available). While this rate represents a decrease from 2005-2007 data (26.6 per 100,000 in 2005; 25.6 in 2006 and 26.4 in 2007), the number of individuals diagnosed has increased during these years.
Data are from individuals diagnosed with HIV in the 37 states and 5 dependent areas with name-based HIV reporting since since January 2005. In 2008, of the estimated 8,238 adult and adolescent Hispanics/Latinos diagnosed with HIV, 79.6%, or 6,557, were adult or adolescent males, of which 69.1%, or 4,533, were among males who had sexual contact with other males. Among adult and adolescent females, 15.5% of the diagnoses were among injection drug users and 83.7% among those who had heterosexual contact with persons known to have, or to be at high risk for, HIV infection.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. HIV Surveillance Report, 2008; vol. 20. Published June 2010. Accessed October 7, 2010.
- CDC NLAAD Feature
- Día Nacional Latino para la Concientización del Sida
- HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos
- HIV/AIDS Statistics and Surveillance
- National HIV and STD Testing Resources (English) Recursos Nacionales Para La Prueba Del VIH y ETS (En Español)
Find an HIV test site near you from the National HIV Testing Database, a CDC-sponsored service available 24 hours a day.
- Latino Commission on AIDS (English) Comisión Latina sobre el SIDA (En Español)
The Latino Commission on AIDS is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to fighting the spread of HIV/AIDS in the Latino community.
- Act Against AIDS (English) Nueve Minutos y Medio (En Español)
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