ealth Awareness—Soldado Avisado no Muere en Guerra.
Get Tested! HIV & HEP C
Why are Hispanics at higher risk for HIV? People who do not know they have HIV cannot take advantage of HIV care and treatment and may unknowingly pass HIV to others. A number of challenges contribute to the higher rates of HIV infection among Hispanics/Latinos:
- More Hispanics/Latinos are living with HIV than some other races/ethnicities.
- Hispanics/Latinos have higher rates of some STDs than some other races/ethnicities. Having another STD can increase a person’s chance of getting or transmitting HIV.
- Though not unique to Hispanics stigma, fear, discrimination, and homophobia impact Hispanic lives. These issues may put many Hispanics at higher risk for HIV infection.
- Poverty, migration patterns, and language barriers may make it harder for Hispanics to get HIV testing and care.
- Undocumented Hispanics/Latinos may be less likely to use HIV prevention services, get an HIV test, or get treatment if HIV-positive because of concerns about being arrested and deported.
For more go to:https://www.cdc.gov/actagainstaids/campaigns/doingit/
Doing It is a bilingual national HIV testing and prevention campaign to motivate all to get tested for HIV and know their status. Doing It delivers the message that HIV testing should be a part of everyone’s regular health routine to keep ourselves and our community healthy.
https://infosida.nih.gov/ Spanish language site on HIV and AIDS and related illnesses, such as HEP C.