Published October, 2010
Estimated Lifetime Risk for Diagnosis of HIV Infection Among Hispanics/Latinos -- 37 States and Puerto Rico, 2007, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 59 MMWR 1297-1301 (Oct. 15, 2010)
This report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reflects the disproportionate estimated lifetime risk (ELR) for diagnosis of HIV infection among Hispanics/Latinos, compared with whites. The ELR for HIV diagnosis for Hispanics/Latinos was approximately three times that for whites and, among racial/ethnic populations, was greater than all populations except blacks/African Americans. Overall, ELR for HIV diagnosis among Hispanics/Latinos was 1.92%, compared with 4.65% for blacks/African Americans, 1.86% for Native Hawaiians/Other Pacific Islanders, 0.76% for American Indians/Alaska Natives, 0.59% for whites, and 0.45% for Asians By sex, the ELR for Hispanic/Latino males and females was three times and five times that for white males and females, respectively.
To calculate the estimated lifetime risk (ELR) for diagnosis of HIV infection among Hispanics/Latinos, the CDC analyzed HIV surveillance data, vital statistics data on general and HIV-specific mortality, and
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