Juanes has decided to take on an important health issue in the Latino community: the issue of HIV amongst young Latinos.
According to NBC Latino, Latinos are disproportionately affected by HIV, accounting for approximately 21 percent of all new HIV infection cases in the United States. That’s nearly three times the rate of infection for whites, reports the Centers for Disease Control, and a statistic that is being addressed by Juanes. “Did you know that in America, there are more than one million people living with HIV?” Juanes asks in a new public service announcement. “There are more than a thousand new HIV cases a month among youth 13 to 24 years of age. Be sure to get tested. In just 20 minutes, you can find out the results,” Juanes says in the video.
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