National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day Resources
Each year on October 15, National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) focuses on HIV in Hispanic/Latino and Latinx communities. The Latino Commission on AIDSExit Disclaimer and Hispanic Federation created this observance in 2003. This year’s theme is “You Choose!” to create awareness about choosing HIV medication options better suited to each individual.
NLAAD is an opportunity to share information and the following resources about HIV:
- Downloads and links to the NLAAD logo and shareable graphics and infographics on the HIV.gov NLAAD resource page
- Resources on HIV testing, prevention, treatment, and stigma on CDC’s Let’s Stop HIV Together
- HIV.gov facts about the HIV epidemic in the United States and links to resources on the impact of HIV on racial and ethnic minorities, including a CDC fact sheet on HIV among Hispanic and Latinx community members
- Ready, Set, PrEP program–free PrEP HIV-prevention medication for individuals who qualify
- HIV Testing Sites & Care Services Locator–HIV testing, care, and treatment (including access to PrEP); housing; mental health/substance use; and family planning
- Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) implementation–a data-driven, locally implemented effort to reduce new HIV infections.
This community is among those disproportionately affected by HIV compared to other racial/ethnic groups. According to CDC, of the 36,337 new HIV diagnoses among adolescents and adults ≥13 years in the United States and dependent areas in 2019, 22% were among Latino gay and bisexual men. Latino gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men are listed among the priority populations in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS), which has specific goals to address this disparity. The NHAS calls for ensuring resources are focused on communities and populations where the need is greatest and creating funding opportunities that specifically address social and structural drivers of health in these communities.
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