I worked in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Immediate Office of Secretary Margaret Heckler when she first announced the new health care crisis that we now know as AIDS. Since the very beginning of the epidemic CDC tracked how many Hispanics had AIDS. We have always been hard hit by AIDS' impact in our communities. Recent coverage by the Washington Post missed the opportunity to describe the experience of our community. I appreciated that the Post today tried to correct their reporting by including my Letter to the Editor in today’s editorial section.
There is much that we still have to do to help all those in our communities who have HIV/AIDS as part of their daily lives.