- Author: AJMC.com by Alison Rodriguez
A new report from the CDC revealed that it is necessary for providers to be aware of the challenges faced by Hispanics/Latinos with diagnosed HIV and to improve access to ancillary services.
There is a significant prevalence of diagnosed HIV infection among Hispanics/Latinos in the United States compared with non-Hispanic whites. Researchers recently aimed to describe characteristics of Hispanics/Latinos in medical care by sex in order to identify disparities, emphasizing the need to decrease ethnic disparities in order to reach national prevention goals across populations.
The report, published by the CDC, used the 2013 and 2014 cycles of the Medical Monitoring Project (MMP) to collect demographic, behavioral, and...
- Written by: Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development
While the number of Californians afflicted Human Immunodeficiency Virus HIV and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome AIDS has grown, many HIV-infected individuals are surviving longer with the disease and having a significantly reduced hospitalization rate according to the study,Trends in the Hospitalization of Persons Living with HIV Infection and AIDS in California, 1988 to 2008.
The report assesses...
- Author: Norma De la Vega
Farmworkers have traditionally been left out of most HIV and AIDS prevention efforts, making them an underserved population. There are approximately 2 million hired agricultural workers in the U.S.
According to a National Council of La Raza report, "Facing AIDS in the Farmworker Community " there is no available national data on HIV infection rates among farmworkers. Although there is no data on how many are infected, useful inferences can be drawn from statistics collected on Hispanics in the United States, since a staggering 83 percent of farmworkers self-identify as Hispanic. The report indicates...