Florida: AIDS -- An Issue That Hits Close to Home in Miami
October 15, 2012
HIV/AIDS is a significant health threat to Hispanic communities in the United States, affecting every segment of the country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that Hispanics and Latinos progress to AIDS faster than any other racial or ethnic group, with 42 percent being diagnosed with AIDS within 12 months after learning of their positive HIV status, compared to 34 percent late diagnosis among white non-Hispanics and 35 percent among blacks.
10.15.2012; Guillermo Chacon
This article was provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update. Visit the CDC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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