US group calls for redoubling of HIV screening efforts for hispanics
This article was originally published in Clinica
Hispanics accounted for 22% of HIV/AIDS diagnoses in the US in 2006, while constituting only 15.3% of the population. This disparity is being cited by Dennis de Leon, president of the Latino Commission on AIDS, in calls for better access to "culturally competent prevention services" in order to encourage "all individuals to routinely test for HIV". His comments were made on the eve of last week's International AIDS Conference.