Latinos represent 26% of new HIV diagnoses in the United States, but make only 18.3% of the overall population (CDC, 2020). Most new HIV cases among Latinos are among men who have sex with men, MSM; these increases are concentrated in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, New York, Texas, and Puerto Rico (CDC, 2018).
Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program and Hispanic/Latino Individuals
Nearly three-quarters of RWHAP clients are from racial/ethnic minority populations. According to the 2018 HRSA client level data report, 23.2% of Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) clients were Hispanic/Latino. Review the HRSA Fact Sheet, Hispanic/Latino Clients: Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, 2018 (HRSA, January 2020).
From 2010 through 2018 (the time period where client-level data are available), viral suppression increased across all RWHAP racial/ethnic populations (HIV Care Outcomes: Viral Suppression, 2018, HRSA 2019). For RWHAP Hispanic/Latino clients, viral suppression increased from 73.6% to 89.1% over this time period (89.3% for Hispanic/Latino men and 88.7% for Latinas).
Latino/a people with HIV have been the focus of several recent HIV care innovation projects supported by HRSA. Explore our listing of replication resources for these projects.
TA and Training Resources
Recent additions include:
- Culturally Appropriate Interventions of Outreach, Access and Retention among Latino/a Populations Initiative: Intervention Monographs. They describe interventions for the engagement and retention of Latinos in HIV care, developed under the SPNS Latino Access Initiative.
- Videos educativos para mujeres de color con el VIH
- Health coverage enrollment resources for diverse client populations, including materials in Spanish, developed by the ACE TA Center
Continuity of Care: U.S.-Mexico Border AETC Steering Team (UMBAST)
This collaborative project spans the four U.S. states that border Mexico, and provides onsite training for border clinicians and community health workers (in English and Spanish). UMBAST has also produced care continuity resources to assist providers with patients returning to Mexico and Central America, or those with patients detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.