AIDS Behav 2008 Mar 21;12(2):213-26. Epub 2007 Mar 21.
Prevention Research Branch, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for Hepatitis, HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, NE, Mailstop E-37, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA.
Between 1990 and 2000, the number of Latinos in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee, states that had no or small Latino populations in 1990, increased by more than 300% on average. Several of these states (referred to as rapid growth states) have high AIDS/STD case rates. Compared to Latinos in states with well-established Latino populations and Latinos nationwide, those in rapid growth states are more often males, young, foreign-born, and recent arrivals who travel without females. Read More