Latinos and HIV/AIDS in the United States
Capitol Hill Briefing
HIV remains a leading cause of death among Latinos in the United States, and Latinos with HIV are less likely than whites to receive early care. The rate of AIDS cases among Latinos is almost four times the rate among whites. In addition, Latinos face many unique hurdles to reducing the impact of HIV/AIDS in their communities.
Representative Ciro D. Rodriguez (D-Texas) delivers the opening remarks and Ingrid M. Duran, president and CEO, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute moderates this briefing, a part of the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Capitol Hill Briefing Series on HIV/AIDS. The featured panelists are Claude Allen, deputy secretary, Health and Human Services; Jennifer Kates, senior program officer, Kaiser Family Foundation; Daniel C. Montoya, director, Governtment Affairs, AIDS Project Los Angeles; and Charlene Doria-Ortiz, executive director, Center for Health Policy Development.
For more details on the briefing and a link to a webcast of the briefing click on Capitol Hill Briefing Series on HIV/AIDS.