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  1. Approximately 220,000 out of the 1.1 million people living with HIV in America are Latino.
  2. More than 1/3 of Latinos were tested for HIV late in their illness and diagnosed with AIDS within a year of testing positive. Do your part to make a change: update your status and encourage others to do the same on Instagram. Sign up for Update Your Status.
  3. In 2010, Latinos made up approximately 16% of the US population and accounted for nearly 21% of all new HIV cases.
  4. In 2010, the rate of new HIV infections for Latino males was 2.9 times that for white males.
  5. Latina females are 4.2 times more likely than white females.

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  1. 1 in every 36 Latino men will be diagnosed with HIV in his lifetime.
  2. Risk of HIV infection runs hand-in-hand with cultural factors. Some Latinos avoid testing, counseling, or treatment out of fear of being discriminated against or losing immigration status.
  3. In 2010, Latino adults and adolescents ranked 2nd highest for new cases of HIV in the U.S. The rate was more than 3 times that of whites but less than half that of African-Americans.
  4. In 2010, HIV was the 6th leading cause of death among Hispanics/Latinos aged 25 to 34 in the United States and the 8th leading cause of death among Hispanics/Latinos aged 35 to 54.
  5. New York and California topped the list for highest population of Latinos living with HIV in 2010. Across the US, just 10 states contained 86% of HIV-positive Latinos.
  6. HIV-positive Hispanic women are nearly 4 times more likely to die from their infection than white women, most likely due to a lack of proper treatment.

Sources

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    "Latinos and HIV/AIDS." Kaiser Family Foundation. http://kff.org/hivaids/fact-sheet/latinos-and-hivaids/ (accessed July 28, 2014).

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    "Latinos and HIV/AIDS." Kaiser Family Foundation. http://kff.org/hivaids/fact-sheet/latinos-and-hivaids/ (accessed July 28, 2014).

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    "U.S. Statistics." U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. http://aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/hiv-aids-101/statistics/ (accessed July 28, 2014).

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    "U.S. Statistics." U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. http://aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/hiv-aids-101/statistics/ (accessed July 28, 2014).

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    "U.S. Statistics." U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. http://aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/hiv-aids-101/statistics/ (accessed July 28, 2014).

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    "HIV & AIDS in USA." HIV and AIDS information and resources. http://www.avert.org/hiv-aids-usa.htm (accessed July 26, 2014).

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    "HIV & Blood Safety." HIV and AIDS information and resources. http://www.avert.org/hiv-blood-safety.htm (accessed July 28, 2014).

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    "Latinos and HIV/AIDS." Kaiser Family Foundation. http://kff.org/hivaids/fact-sheet/latinos-and-hivaids/ (accessed July 28, 2014).

  • 9

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "HIV Among Latinos." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/risk/racialethnic/hispaniclatinos/facts/index.html (accessed July 28, 2014).

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    "Latinos and HIV/AIDS." Kaiser Family Foundation. http://kff.org/hivaids/fact-sheet/latinos-and-hivaids/ (accessed July 28, 2014).

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    "U.S. Statistics." U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. http://aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/hiv-aids-101/statistics/ (accessed July 28, 2014).

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