According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in 2014, almost 11,000 Latinos and Hispanics were diagnosed with HIV. That’s nearly a quarter of all new HIV diagnoses in the U.S. The rate of HIV diagnosis is four times higher for Latinas compared to white women and three times higher for Latino men than white men.
WORLD stands in solidarity with the families of the Latino community affected by HIV. We call for education and prevention strategies that appropriately reflect the diversity of cultures that represent the communities of color most affected by the HIV epidemic.