The HIV diagnosis rate among Latino men who have sex with men (MSM) has increased sharply in recent years, while the overall rate has dropped among Latinos.

Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) analyzed diagnoses (as opposed to estimated new transmissions) of the virus among Latinos reported to the National HIV Surveillance System between 2008 and 2013.

During that time, 276,633 Americans were diagnosed with HIV. A total of 57,406 of them (21 percent) were Latinos. Among Latinos as a whole, the diagnosis rate dropped from 28.3 to 24.3 per 100,000 people, while the number of new diagnoses among Latino MSM rose by 16 percent, from 6,141 to 7,098.

This trend is in line with what has been seen in MSM across the board in previous CDC reports, indicating a possible resurgence of the virus in that population.

To read a CDC press release about the report, click here.

To read a CDC fact sheet about HIV in Latinos, click here for English and here for Spanish.

To read the CDC report, click here.