Published in AIDS Weekly, April 22nd, 1996
HIV and AIDS and related disorders have become the number one killer of Hispanics in the state, accounting for 26 percent of deaths in 1994, the latest year for which figures are available. While the actual numbers are small - 157 Hispanics died of AIDS related illnesses in 1994, compared with 193 blacks and 738 whites - the relative impact on the Hispanic community has been enormous. Almost no one's family is untouched.
A couple typify the situation facing many...
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