Redefining HIV/AIDS for Latinos
Rios-Ellis, Ph.D., Britt
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Within the context of the changing demographics of HIV/AIDS among Latinos and an evolving national strategy to address the disease, the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) conducted an extensive qualitative needs assessment of HIV-positive and high-risk Latinos at 14 sites in the U.S., including Puerto Rico. This white paper combines findings from the NCLR Latino Families HIV/AIDS Needs Assessment, academic research presented during the Latinas and HIV/AIDS Summit in 2005, findings from the working groups at the Summit, and a review of the existing literature to outline a proposed new strategy designed to reduce the incidence and improve treatment of HIV/AIDS in the Latino community.