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When We Talk About HIV, Who Are We Not Talking About Enough?

November 15, 2013


Eddie Matos

Eddie Matos

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, N.J.

In my community, it's Latinas. There is no mention of them, because the services that are out there are geared toward MSM and African-American women. They don't mention anything about Latinas, and we don't target the Latino population. I believe it's because of the high rate of positives among African-American women, but no one is seeing that this has become a problem in the Latina community. Because they don't have statistics that prove that there is a high rate -- because there's no testing available to them, there's no information available to them -- programs are not culturally sensitive to Latinos.

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