Latina HIV Infection Is Four Times Higher Than In White Women

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A recent study reports that if you are a Latina woman, you are four times more likely to get HIV than your white female counterparts.

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According to, the Center for Disease Control confirms that the HIV rate among Latinas is four times higher than white-non-Hispanic women…and one activist blames Latinas being less likely to use birth control. “Because the majority of Latinas contract HIV from having unprotected sex with a man, improved access to protection and to sexual education are both critical to reducing rates of Latina HIV infection,” said Jessica González-Rojas, the executive director for The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH).

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