DMN story focuses on impact of HIV in Hispanic community

Posted on 08 Aug 2008 at 2:15pm

You hear about HIV in the gay community. You hear about it in the black community. But how often do you hear about it in the Hispanic community, and specifically the gay Hispanic community? Not enough, according to this story from The Dallas Morning News. Here are a few snippets from what is a must-read:

The most alarming statistic in Texas may be that 32 percent of Latinos are diagnosed with AIDS only a month after testing HIV positive, compared with 24 percent each for both blacks and whites. …

Dallas County had the highest overall HIV rate in Texas in 2006, and the state recorded almost 2,000 Hispanics living with HIV/AIDS in Dallas last year — up almost 300 cases since 2005. …

At least 19 percent of gay Hispanic men under 30 have HIV in Dallas compared with an average of 17 percent in major cities.

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