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Kyung-Hee Choi, Nilo Salazar, Steve Lew & Thomas J. Coates

In: AIDS, Identity, and Community: The HIV Epidemic and Lesbians and Gay Men

Chapter 7: AIDS Risk, Dual Identity, and Community Response among Gay Asian and Pacific Islander Men in San Francisco

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AIDS Risk, Dual Identity, and Community Response among Gay Asian and Pacific Islander Men in San Francisco
AIDS risk, dual identity, and community response among gay asian and pacific islander men in san francisco
Kyung-HeeChoiNiloSalazarSteveLewThomasJ.Coates

AIDS is still not a commonly reported disease among Asian and Pacific Islander (API) communities.1 APIs constitute 3% of the U.S. population (U.S. Bureau of the Census, 1990) but as of December 1993 accounted for only 0.7% of all 361, 164 reported AIDS cases (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 1994). By comparison, African Americans represent 12% of the U.S. population and accounted for 32% of AIDS cases, whereas Hispanics represent 9% of the population and accounted for 17% of AIDS cases. However, the incidence of AIDS is increasing at a ...

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