Latinos are the largest and fastest-growing ethnic minority in the United States. We also are one of the groups most heavily impacted by HIV. As Latinos, we are only 16% of the population, but HIV hits us harder than it should. We account for 21% of all new HIV infections in the United States. Among Latinos, gay and bisexual men bear the greatest burden of HIV infection.
Gay and bisexual men are more severely affected by HIV than any other group in the U.S. Among all gay and bisexual men, those who were Latino accounted for an estimated 6,700 (22%) of new HIV infections in 2010. The largest number of new infections among Latino gay and bisexual men (3,300; 39%) occurred among those aged 25 to 34. In some major cities, studies found that nearly 1 in 5 Latino gay and bisexual men are infected with HIV. Many (46%) don't even know they have HIV because they have never been tested or are not testing regularly. KNOW THE FACTS
Knowing your HIV status is a powerful tool. You could have HIV and still feel healthy. The only way to know if you have HIV is to get tested. HIV testing is free, fast, and confidential. Whether you test positive or negative, you can use that knowledge to take better care of yourself and your loved ones. GET TESTED
We all have a reason for getting tested for HIV. What's yours? Get tested. Join us by sharing the importance of getting an HIV test with your community, friends, and family and share tips on how to protect yourself from getting HIV. TAKE ACTION
Find an HIV testing site near you.
Text your ZIP code to KNOWIT (566948)
or call 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636).
Latino gay and bisexual men take action against HIV. We're staying connected and informed. We get tested.