San Francisco Chronicle Examines Rise in HIV Infection Rates Among Latino Men in California-Mexico Border Region
The San Francisco Chronicle yesterday examined the increasing rate of HIV infection among young gay and bisexual Latino men who migrate between California and Mexico. Health officials fear that the rise in HIV cases may represent an "AIDS explosion in the making." According to a study released by the California Department of Health Services in February, more than 35% of young Latino men who have sex with men in San Diego -- as well as about 19% in Tijuana -- are HIV-positive. These rates are "far above" those of similar groups in other California cities, the Chronicle reports (Hendricks, San Francisco Chronicle, 4/7). The full article is available online.This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.