Cited as Reason...
The study examined differences in
HIV seroprevalence and the likely timing of HIV infection by
birth region. It analyzed unlinked HIV antibody data on 61 120
specimens from 7 public health centers in Los Angeles County
from 1993 to 1999. Most (87%) immigrant HIV clients were Central
American/Mexican born. The relatively young age at arrival and
long time since arrival for HIV positive foreign-born clients
suggest that most were infected after immigration. The study
said that among many immigrant groups has shown deficiencies
in HIV/AIDS knowledge, lack of access to health care, and delays
in accessing HIV-related testing and care.