National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day
Events: Awareness Days

National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day

October 15
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October 15

October 15 is National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD). NLAAD was first observed in 2003 by the Hispanic FederationExit Disclaimer and the Latino Commission on AIDSExit Disclaimer (LCOA). NLAAD is an opportunity to help address the disproportionate impact of HIV in Hispanic/Latinx communities, promote HIV testing, and stop HIV stigma.

This observance is also a community mobilization effort that helps promote effective ways to prevent, treat, and stop the transmission of HIV among Hispanic/Latinx people.

To learn more about HIV within these communities, you can visit the CDC page here.

More About the Latino Commission on AIDS

The LCOA is a non-profit organization that spearheads health advocacy for Latinos, promotes HIV education, develops model prevention programs for high-risk communities, and builds capacity in community organizations. The organization has an extensive network of Hispanic and Latinx community leaders and partner organizations through which it works to mobilize an effective community response to meet the health challenges and address the impact of HIV and AIDS, hepatitis, & sexually transmitted infections in communities throughout the country. To learn more about LCOA, its mission, services, and programs, read more hereExit Disclaimer.

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Federal Resources

Let's Stop HIV Together

CDC’s communication tools and resources support efforts to prevent HIV and promote living well with HIV.

The CDC’s Let’s Stop HIV Together campaign materials include posters, graphics, videos, and more.

Use the search function on this page to locate campaign resources written in Spanish.

Learn about the Epidemic

Learn about the Epidemic

HIV stigma refers to irrational or negative attitudes, behaviors, and judgments toward people with or at risk of HIV. It can negatively affect the health and well-being of people with HIV by discouraging some individuals from learning their HIV status, accessing treatment, or staying in care. Stand up to stigma and make a difference!