2014 Congressional Briefing to Highlight Impact of HIV & AIDS and viral Hepatitis on Latinos

Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 in General, Medical

2014 Congressional Briefing to Highlight Impact of HIV & AIDS and viral Hepatitis on Latinos

GritoBlast! — Hispanics represent 17% of the U.S. population (U.S. Census Bureau), but accounted for 21% of new HIV infections in 2011. Hispanics/Latinos face unique challenges affecting access to healthcare services such as HIV testing, treatment, and prevention efforts. The Southern United States and Puerto Rico are heavily impacted by the HIV & AIDS epidemic. The Latino Commission on AIDS, alone with National Hispanic Medical Association, Clinica del Pueblo and over...

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