October 15 is National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD), which was first observed in 2003 by the Hispanic FederationExit Disclaimer and the Latino Commission on AIDSExit Disclaimer. NLAAD is an opportunity to help address the disproportionate impact of HIV on Hispanic/Latinx communities, promote HIV testing, and stop HIV stigma. This observance is also a community mobilization effort that helps promote the effective ways to prevent, treat, and stop the transmission of HIV among Hispanic/Latinx people.
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Viral suppression refers to the percentage of people with diagnosed HIV who have less than 200 copies of HIV per milliliter of blood. Viral suppression is also one of the six Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. indicators. Learn more about viral suppression among Hispanic/Latino people.
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