It’s Time: National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day Resources

Content From: HIV.govPublished: October 08, 20212 min read

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National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day

Every year on October 15, National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) acknowledges the impact of HIV on Hispanic and Latinx communities. NLAAD was founded in 2003 by the Latino Commission on AIDSExit Disclaimer and Hispanic Federation, and the 2021 campaign theme is “It’s Time to Act. It’s Time to End HIV.” The campaign focuses on the 40th anniversary of the HIV epidemic and the importance of testing, treatment, viral suppression, and protection. It engages two generations—those who experienced the epidemic in the 1980s and ‘90s and young people today.

We encourage you to share the following information and resources in your NLAAD communications and activities:

On Social Media

The hashtag for the observance is #NLAAD2021. You can use these Twitter handles to follow and join the conversations about NLAAD and HIV among Hispanic and Latinx communities.

You can also learn more by following HIV.gov and CDCHIV Exit Disclaimeron Facebook.

A poster series, infographics with information about HIV in the Latinx community, fact sheets on how to find HIV/AIDS resources on NIH/HHS web pages, and Instagram posts are available at NLAAD.orgExit Disclaimer.

More Resources

Visit the HIV.gov resource page about NLAAD to get downloads and links for the NLAAD logo and other shareables such as graphics and infographics.

CDC’s Let’s Stop HIV Together also offers resources on HIV testing, prevention, treatment, and stigma.

HIV.gov has a page of facts about the HIV epidemic in the United States and links to resources describing the impact of HIV on racial and ethnic minorities, including a CDC fact sheet on HIV among Hispanic and Latinx community members. We have also collected HIV resources available in Spanish from across the federal government.

Sign up to receive email updates from HIV.gov about #NLAAD2021. To learn more about HIV and awareness days, we invite you to subscribe to our blog and use this awareness day topic tag.