Today is National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

Content From: Daniella Rivera, Fellow, AIDS.govPublished: October 15, 20091 min read


James Albino, Office of National AIDS Policy
James Albino, Office of National AIDS Policy

Today is National Latino AIDS Awareness DayExit Disclaimer. Earlier this week we shared some of the ways that people are using new media to get the word out about NLAAD (the lead organization for the day) and its partners sponsored a Congressional Briefing yesterday on Capitol Hill that brought together the voices of key leaders who are addressing the disproportionate impact of the epidemic in Hispanic/Latino communities nationwide. The Office of National AIDS Policy was invited to be a part of a wide array of speakers at this session on Capitol Hill. Here’s a short audio clip I recorded, (transcript also available - PDF, 21 KB) in which James Albino, Senior Program Manager, recapped the key messages offered during the briefing by Jeffrey Crowley from Kaiser Family FoundationExit Disclaimer spoke about the Soy (I Am)Exit Disclaimer campaign. She inspired me to watch the 2009 PSAsExit Disclaimer. NLAAD supporters — any of us — can embed and share these real life stories.

As Dr. Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health, mentions today in his NLAAD press statement campaign, we will continue to make HIV prevention a priority in the U.S.” Secretary Sebelius affirmed the importance of NLAAD today, stating in a press statement.”