HIV in the United States by Race and Ethnicity: Prevention Challenges

HIV stigma, homophobia, poverty, and limited educational opportunities negatively affect the overall health and well-being of many people with or at risk for getting HIV. Additionally, racism and discrimination for people of color and language barriers for recent immigrants and migrant populations may make it harder to seek and receive high-quality health care, including HIV testing, treatment, and other prevention services. Addressing these social and structural barriers and encouraging safe and supportive communities can help improve health outcomes for people with or at risk for getting HIV.