Resource to Help in Addressing HIV Among Latino Gay Men

Content From: HIV.govPublished: May 23, 20112 min read


A new reportExit Disclaimer from the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTADExit Disclaimer provides insights on the HIV/AIDS crisis among Latino gay men in the United States. Designed to assist and inform effective Federal, state and local public health responses to HIV and STDs among this population, the report summarizes the findings of a qualitative study in 12 jurisdictions that investigated responses of health departments and community-based organizations to HIV/AIDS among Latino gay men in the United States.

The study and report, A Través de Nuestros Ojos (Through Our Eyes): Promoting Health and Social Equity to Address HIV/AIDS among Latino Gay Men, was supported by the Initiative on AIDS for Hispanic Communities through the Office of AIDS Research (OAR) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and was conducted by NASTAD in partnership with the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

While anyone can become infected with HIV, some Americans are at greater risk than others. This includes gay and bisexual men of all races and ethnicities as well as Latinos and Latinas. Gay and bisexual men represent the greatest proportion of HIV cases among Latinos. In response to the disproportionate impact of HIV among Latino men who have sex with men (MSM), as well as the disproportionate impact among other populations, the National HIV/AIDS Strategy.How could you use information like this to strengthen your efforts to reach and engage Latino MSM? Let us know in the comments section below.