The demographics of the domestic HIV/AIDS epidemic have changed as it enters its fourth decade. HIV was initially believed to be a problem for white, gay men. Now it's largely seen as a "black and brown" epidemic -- disproportionately affecting African Americans and Latinos.
Latinos have become the largest minority in the United States -- and seroconversions are also rising. Latinos represent about 16 percent of the population and about 20 percent of all new infections. They experience a wide array of health disparities: Latino men are three times as likely to be infected as compared to white men. Latinas are four times as likely to become HIV positive compared to white women. Latino men who have sex with men are also disproportionately impacted.
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