Skip Navigation Links
Centers for Disease Control and PreventionCenters for Disease Control and Prevention curve spacer CDC Home Search CDC CDC Health Topics A-Z    

Office of Minority Health Title BarHispanic aging couple

OMH Logo small bar spacer

OMH HomeAbout UsSitemapContact Usbar spacer


Small horizontal bar collage containing four portraits; each of person of a different racial or ethnic background.

About Minority Health
Cooperative Agreements
Reports & Publications
Minority Health Resources
Racial & Ethnic Minority Populations
Training Opportunities


Página principal de la OMH

Hispanic Health Program



small navy square
Recent trends show that the HIV/AIDS epidemic continues to disproportionately affect the health of Hispanics, especially women and youth.

small navy square
In 2001, 19% of the 42,983 persons reported with AIDS were Hispanic.

small navy square
In 2001, from 35 states and 4 territories with name-based HIV reporting, 19% of the 35,032 persons reported with HIV were Hispanic.

small navy square
In 2001, 15% of children under 13 reported in the U.S. with AIDS and 22% of children under 13 reported in the HIV reporting areas with HIV were Hispanic.

To be successful, HIV prevention must address the diverse communities affected by the HIV epidemic.  Prevention efforts must focus on groups at greatest risk, particularly young African Americans and Hispanics.  Programs must be relevant to the lives of the target population, i.e. appropriate to age, culture, community standards, and language.  They must be designed with input from the affected community and delivered by organizations and people with credibility in that community.


Since 1999, CDC has received funding through the Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) to enhance efforts to prevent HIV in communities of color.  CDC supports community-based programs to prevent HIV and capacity- building programs to assist community-based organizations (CBOs); targets education efforts to raise awareness of the importance of HIV testing; supplements surveillance activities to define the magnitude of the epidemic in minority communities; and maintains research to develop and refine prevention programs.

Examples of programs in action:
  CDC funds a number of CBOs that focus on Hispanics. The Hispanic Commission on AIDS and the Hispanic AIDS Forum receive funds under Program Announcement 00100, Community-Based Strategies to Increase HIV Testing of Persons at High- Risk in Communities of Color, to implement innovative strategies to increase the number of high-risk persons and their sex or needle-sharing partners in communities of color who receive HIV prevention counseling, testing, and referral services.  These innovative strategies are intended to increase the number of high-risk persons who get tested for HIV and learn their HIV status.


CDC continues to build the capacity of local communities to prevent HIV.  In particular, CDC will continue to provide financial and technical assistance to programs addressing populations at high risk for HIV infection.  Continued efforts are needed to refine prevention approaches, disseminate effective strategies to communities in need, and expand effective programs to additional sites.  CDC is evaluating its MAI programs to assess the outcomes of this effort and guide future HIV prevention efforts.

For more information, contact the National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, MS D-21, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30333: (404) 639-0900:

Back to the Hispanic/Latino Populations Page



Hispanic Health Program
Section Menu

  red square
ATSDR Hispanic Health Program
  red square
Assessing Hispanic Health: Data Activities
  red square Bioterrorism
  red square Border Infectious Disease Surveillance
  red square CDC en Español
  red square Capacity Building
  red square


Communicating Workplace Safety & Health in Spanish
  red square Dengue/Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever
  red square
Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS)
  red square


Folic Acid Knowledge & Use Among Hispanic Women
  red square Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools (HSHPS)
  red square


Immigrant/ Hispanic Agricultural Worker Safety & Health
  red square
Minority AIDS Initiative
  red square


National Diabetes Prevention & Control Program
  red square


Preventing Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancies Among Hispanic Women
  red square Preventing Food-Borne Diseases Among Pregnant Hispanic Women
  red square


Protecting the Safety & Health of Immigrant Workers
  red square
Public Health Prevention Service (PHPS)
  red square
Reducing Tobacco-Related Disparities
  red square
Urban Research Centers
  red square Viral Hepatitis Prevention

OMH Home | About OMH | OMH Sitemap | Contact OMH
HHS Accessibility | CDC Privacy Policy | CDC Search | CDC Health Topics A-Z

Last Updated on May 11, 2007
Office of Minority Health

Please Note: Links to non-Federal organizations found at this site are provided solely as a service to our users. These links do not constitute an endorsement of these organizations or their programs by CDC or the Federal Government, and none should be inferred. The CDC is not responsible for the content of the individual organization Web pages found at these links.


  CDC Home | CDC Policies and Regulations | Disclaimer | e-Government | FOIA | Contact CDC  
  Safer, Healthier People
 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
 1600 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA 30333, U.S.A.
 Tel: (404) 639-3311 /
 Public Inquiries: (404) 639-3534 / (800) 311-3435 The U.S. Government's Official Web PortalDHHS Department of Health and Human Services