Predictors of Neuropsychological Test Performance in HIV+ Latino Individuals: The Role of Language Proficiency
The U.S. Latino community accounted for one-half of the nation’s growth between 2000 and 2006, and by 2050, 24.4% of the population is projected to be Latino (US Census Bureau, 2010). The changing face of the United States is also reflected in the HIV epidemic. As of 2006, the rate of new infections for Latino men was more than twice that of non-Hispanic White men (Centers for Disease Control, 2010). In New York City, 30.7% of people living with HIV are Latino, despite making up only 27% of the population (US Census Bureau, 2010). These figures are compounded by health disparities, as Latino individuals living with HIV are less likely to receive the pharmacological standard of care (combined antiretroviral medications; CART), and suffer from worse health outcomes than their HIV positive, non-Hispanic white counterparts, including higher mortality rates and younger age at death (Cargill & Stone, 2005; McGinnis et al., 2003; Morgello, Mahboob, Yakoushina, Khan, & Hague, 2002).
Miranda, Caitlin, "Predictors of Neuropsychological Test Performance in HIV+ Latino Individuals: The Role of Language Proficiency" (2012). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI13851682.