Border State HIV/AIDS Profiles

The U.S.-Mexico border region is the epicenter for some of the worst health and economic disparities in the nation. If the border region were a state it would rank last in access to health care, second in hepatitis death rates, third in diabetes deaths, and last in per capita income. Recent border-focused research and needs assessments have documented the need for training and technical assistance services on the border that address HIV-related issues, including testing and early diagnosis; stigma and discrimination (especially for MSMs of color and migrants); linkage to, retention in, and continuity of care; mental health and substance abuse treatment; health care workforce recruitment, development, expansion, and retention; and health care reform.

See the state-specific profiles for demographic and overview information.