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While overall HIV infection rates have reportedly decreased in recent years, a new report and infographic by New York University’s Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health and the Latino Commission on AIDS shows that rates have increased for Latinos in the U.S. Released on National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day, experts behind the research project called the issue an “invisible crisis.”

“Persistent HIV disparities among U.S. Hispanics/Latinos represent a significant challenge to national goals for ending the HIV epidemic by 2030,” the report states.

According to the report, Latino MSM (men who have sex with men) had the largest increase in estimated annual infections of all racial/ethnic and transmission groups, and one in four transgender Latinas are estimated to live with HIV.

National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day was created to fight stigma and to raise the alarm on the impact the disease has on the Hispanic community. Several organizations, advocates and political representatives have shared tweets with information on HIV/AIDS.

Along with the report, an infographic with more information was released. Watch it here:

 

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