Each year on October 15, National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) recognizes and addresses the disproportionate impact of HIV on Hispanic and Latinx communities. The 2020 theme is “Living with HIV or Not…We’re in This Together.”
We encourage you to share the following information and resources in your communications and activities for NLAAD:
- The national Ready, Set, PrEP program provides free PrEP medications to those who qualify.
- The HIV Testing Sites & Care Services Locator uses your ZIP code to help you find conveniently located services for HIV testing, care, and treatment (including access to PrEP); housing; mental health/substance use; and family planning.
- The Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America (EHE) initiative seeks to reduce the number of new HIV transmissions in the United States by 75% by 2025, and then by at least 90% by 2030.
At 2:00 p.m. (ET) on Wednesday, October 14, Harold Phillips from the HHS Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy will participate in a webinar titled “Advancing the Ending the HIV Epidemic Initiative during COVID-19.” This session is hosted by the Latino Commission on AIDS.
Mr. Phillips will talk about EHE’s goals and how to achieve them while navigating the COVID-19 pandemic. Register here to tune in to this important conversation.
On Social Media
The hashtag for the observance is #NLAAD2020. You can use these Twitter handles to follow and join the conversations about NLAAD and HIV among Hispanic and Latinx communities.
Visit the HIV.gov resource page about NLAAD to get downloads and links for the NLAAD logo and other shareable such as graphics and infographics. We also point you to CDC’s Let’s Stop HIV Together resources and additional federal agencies.
HIV.gov has a page of facts about the HIV epidemic in the U.S. and links to resources describing the impact of HIV on racial and ethnic minorities, including a CDC fact sheet on HIV among Hispanic/Latinx community members. We have also collected HIV resources available in Spanish from across the federal government.
Now and beyond NLAAD, we’re in this together.
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