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Report: Hispanics Make Up 21% of New HIV/AIDS Infections


Hispanics comprised 21% of new HIV/AIDS infections each year in the United States.

About 1 in 36 Hispanic men and 1 in 106 Hispanic women will be diagnosed with HIV at some point, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Latin Post reports.

That’s why the CDC launched a new Spanish-language campaign, Podemos Detener el VIH Una Conversación a la Vez (We Can Stop HIV One Conversation at a Time).

The campaign aims to provide knowledge and promote talking about HIV prevention to “increase HIV awareness, decrease stigma and shame that are too often associated with HIV, and play a part in stopping HIV in the Hispanic/Latino community.”

CDC offers great educational resources and materials.

It also has a four-part, telenovela-style video series about how a fictional Hispanic family deals with HIV/AIDS (produced by AltaMed):

Sin Vergüenza: Part 1
Sin Vergüenza: Part 2
Sin Vergüenza: Part 3
Sin Vergüenza: Part 4

The campaign also is available for Hispanics in English.

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