HIV/AIDS and Childbearing Hispanics/Latinas

Hispanic/Latina women have an overall lower median age than all other races combined as well as the highest birth rate. Additionally, they have a much higher rate of HIV/AIDS than non-Hispanic white women. Due to a variety of socioeconomic factors, Hispanic/Latina women often do not learn of their HIV diagnosis until during prenatal care. These factors combine to create a growing crisis in HIV and perinatal HIV prevention amongst Hispanic/Latina women.

Hernandez CM. HIV/AIDS in childbearing Hispanic/Latinas: An emerging crisis. MCN Am J Matern Child Nurs. 2011 Nov-Dec;36(6):354-8.

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