Louisiana ranks 25th in population among other U.S. states with approximately 4.6 million people as estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau for 2016. Out of the 64 parishes, 3 comprise a quarter of the state’s population, demonstrating that much of Louisiana is rural. It is also diverse in terms of race and ethnicity, with a comparatively higher proportion of people who identify as Black (32.6%) but lower proportion of people who identify as Hispanic or Latino (5.0%) than the U.S. overall.
This state is also the recipient of special funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) because of the disproportionately high rates of HIV diagnosis. According to the CDC (2017), geographically, population rates of people who receive an HIV diagnosis are highest in the South and disproportionately affect people identifying as Black and/or Hispanic/Latino.
Louisiana LPS (partner sites)
There are two partner sites in Louisiana that provide activities and resources for those providing care for people living with HIV (PLWH). One is at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and the other is at Tulane University School of Medicine. Both institutions are in New Orleans.
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