Latinos & AIDS: 9 Facts You Need To Know

The fight against AIDS is far from over for Latinos, but patients are living longer and creating awareness of the disease. Here are the 9 facts you NEED to know: 

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20 Percent: 

Latinos continue to be one of the groups most heavily impacted by the disease HIV/AIDS. Latinos make up 16 percent of the population, but 20 percent of new AIDS cases

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Four: 

Latinas are four times more likely to have HIV/AIDS than white women. 

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#6: 

AIDS is the sixth leading cause of death for Latinos. 

4. AIDS slide 04 1 in 36

1 in 36: 

The amount of Latinos who will be diagnosed with HIV? 1 in 36. 

5. AIDS slide 05 1 in 106

1 in 106:

1 in 106 Latinas will be diagnosed with HIV at some point in their life. 

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18: 

Before 1996, a person diagnosed with AIDS was expected to live 18 months. 

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24:

A person diagnosed with AIDS today is expected to live 24 years. 

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4x:

Puerto Rico has an HIV death rate higher than any other U.S. State or territory, nearly four times the national rate.

9. AIDS slide 09 $40

$40: 

It costs as little as $40 to get tested for HIV at home. Here are some suggestions: 

Results are available 20 to 40 minutes after a user swabs her mouth.
 
Home Access HIV-1 Test System, $44. 
Users prick a finger and mail a drop of dried blood to a lab. Results are available seven business days after the sample arrives at the lab.