HIV/AIDS and the Latino Populations in the U.S.: Epidemiology, Prevention, and Barriers to Care and Treatment

  • Claudia Martorell


Latinos living in the USA are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS. Differences in immigration experiences, history, and cultural norms and expressions are common throughout Latino subpopulations and are definitive factors in shaping HIV-related knowledge and risk. In addition, socioeconomic and environmental factors have an impact on Latinos at risk for, or infected with, HIV/AIDS. By becoming aware of these factors and responding to them, providers can decrease current health care disparities.

This chapter will discuss the epidemiology, prevention, and barriers to HIV care and treatment found among diverse Latino populations in the USA.


Risky Sexual Behavior Latino Population Latino Patient Inadequate Health Literacy Marginal Health Literacy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Research InstituteSpringfieldUSA

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