National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day Resources

Content From: HIV.govPublished: October 14, 20222 min read


National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day

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:

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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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