Some steps that Latinos can take include:
- Getting tested to find out if you are HIV positive.
- Seek early medical care if you are HIV positive to protect yourself and your partner.
- Protect yourself and others from HIV through safe sex practices.
- Seek education about HIV.
The CDC states the impact of HIV on Hispanics/Latinos is not directly related to race or ethnicity, but rather to harsh realities and challenges faced by some communities, including lower awareness of HIV status, poverty, access to care, stigma, migration acculturation (the process of adopting the cultural traits or social patterns of another group) and homophobia.
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