HIV/AIDS documents from Kaiser Family Foundation and NASTAD
Latinos in the United States have been disproportionately affected by
the HIV/AIDS epidemic. They account for a greater proportion of new
HIV infections and AIDS cases than their representation in the U.S.
population overall. Although Latinos represent approximately 14% of
the U.S. population, they account for almost one fifth (19%) of the
40,000 new HIV infections estimated to occur in the U.S. each year.
As part of the Kaiser Family Foundation's ongoing effort to raise
awareness about critical issues related to HIV/AIDS, we are co-
hosting a Capitol Hill briefing with the National Alliance of State
and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) on Latinos and HIV/AIDS.
Joining us at the briefing will be Representatives Hilda Solis (D-
CA), Ciro Rodriquez (D-TX), and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL).
At the briefing, facts on the impact of the epidemic will be pre-
sented, based on a new chartbook and fact sheet being released by the
Kaiser Family Foundation. In addition, NASTAD will discuss its new
report "Addressing HIV/AIDS...Latinos Perspectives and Policy Recom-
mendation." This document provides recommendations on how to develop
programs and policies to effectively address the AIDS epidemic among
The following documents are available:
* HIV/AIDS Policy Fact Sheet: "Latinos and HIV/AIDS"
* Key Facts: "Latinos and HIV/AIDS"
* NASTAD news release and report: "Addressing HIV/AIDS...Latino Per-
spectives and Policy Recommendations"
For media inquiries please contact
Rob Graham in our communications office at
Tel.: +1-650-854-9400 Ext. 237 or by email:
Director of HIV Policy
The Kaiser Family Foundation
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