|Each year on October 15, the last day of Hispanic Heritage Month, we mark National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (#NLAAD) to highlight the epidemic’s toll on Latinos in the United States and the unique needs of this diverse and growing population. Latino men are 3 times more likely to have HIV than their White counterparts, while Latinas are startling 4 times more likely than White women. AS a whole, Latinos account for approximately 16% of the total population but account for an estimated 19% of all people living with HIV and 21% of new HIV infections in the U.S. each year.
Will you join us this NLAAD and commit to talking about HIV? Commit to getting tested? Commit to Action? NMAC has developed an infographic that you can share on Facebook or Twitter, with a special hashtag to start the conversation: #JuntosContraVIH
|Together we can stop this epidemic. Together we can end HIV.|
|Also, don’t miss our Spanish-language PrEP educational videos featuring young Latino gay men discussing various issues related to the new HIV prevention strategy, from address to stigma.|
|For additional resources visit the CDC NLAAD page here. Also, check out the National Latino Commission on AIDS website.|