HIV and Hispanic/Latino Gay and Bisexual Men
Hispanic/Latinoa gay, bisexual, and other men who reported male-to-male sexual contactb,c are disproportionately affected by HIV. Social and structural issues—such as racism, HIV stigma, homophobia, poverty, and limited access to high-quality health care—influence health outcomes and continue to drive inequities. Get the latest data on HIV among Hispanic/Latino gay and bisexual men and find out how CDC is making a difference.
a Hispanic/Latino people can be of any race.
b The term male-to-male sexual contact is used in CDC surveillance systems. It indicates a behavior that transmits HIV infection, not how individuals self-identify in terms of their sexuality. This web content uses the term gay and bisexual men to represent gay, bisexual, and other men who reported male-to-male sexual contact.
c Unless otherwise noted, data in this web content are for adults and adolescents aged 13 and older.
d Includes infections attributed to male-to-male sexual contact and injection drug use (men who reported both risk factors).
e American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, the Republic of Palau, and the US Virgin Islands.
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