The Human in Human Immunodeficiency Virus is increasingly Southern, immigrant, gay and trans, and as full of possibility as ever. Of the 48 Jurisdictions targeted by the 2019 Presidential plan to End the HIV Epidemic, 48% are in the South with the region accounting for over 52% of all new HIV diagnoses (despite only comprising 38% of the US population) and some of the harshest criminal laws in regards to HIV and anti-immigrant policies. In this webinar we will discuss the historical context for HIV in the South with a focus on Latinx communities and the impact upon the population. LGBTQ+ Latinx Southerners face particular barriers to healthcare that have multi-racial impact and opportunities. We will share results and recommendations from the first assessment of Latinx LGBTQ+ health across 7 Southern States by the Latino Commission on AIDS. These Southern Stories take seriously Latinx needs and nourish communal strategies for multi-racial healthcare at large
As pre-reading for the webinar, here are links to the Latinos in the South LGBTQ+ health assessment.