Critics say CDC report underplays HIV rates — OrlandoSentinel.com

>> Critics say CDC report underplays HIV rates — OrlandoSentinel.com

30 August 2008

A report this month by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on HIV-infection rates failed to include Puerto Ricans, and Hispanic AIDS activists are calling the omission a mistake with widespread consequences for the entire nation.

By leaving Puerto Rico out, activists say, the CDC ignores the seriousness of the epidemic on the island, which has the fifth-largest concentration of HIV cases in the nation. It also significantly lowers the total count of Hispanics in the U.S. affected by the disease.

 See also this earlier post on this issue: https://faithandaids.wordpress.com/2008/08/31/report-on-hivaids-among-american-latinos/.

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~ by h.e.g. on September 16, 2008.

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