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2019 National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day (October 15)

 

This year, National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) will be held on Tuesday, October 15.  The theme for 2019 is, “Living with HIV or not . . . we're fighting this together.” It focuses on the available tools for addressing HIV in our communities and the elimination of HIV-related stigma.

The Latino Commission on AIDS (LCOA), the Hispanic Federation and other organizations organize NLAAD to build capacity for non-profit organizations and health departments to reach Latino/Hispanic communities, promote HIV testing, and provide HIV prevention information and access to care. Some organizations also use NLAAD as an opportunity to raise awareness about other major health challenges in these communities, including viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted infections, and tuberculosis. 

To help you and your patients or clients prepare for and mark the day, we have compiled an annotated list of online resources focusing on the impact of HIV/AIDS in Latinx communities.  

National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day.  Web page for NLAAD.  Includes links for posters, banners, infographics, webinars, an event planning guide, and information about registering events to mark the day. 

HIV/AIDS and Hispanic Americans. Web page from the Office of Minority Health with detailed statistical information about HIV testing, HIV and AIDS cases, and death rates among Hispanic/Latino Americans. 

HIV and Hispanics/Latinos. Fact sheet from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

HIV in the United States and Dependent Areas: At a Glance. This fact sheet provides an overview of HIV in the U.S., including information about disproportionately high HIV rates among Hispanics/Latinos.  Also available in Spanish

Diagnoses of HIV Infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2017. This CDC surveillance report includes breakdowns of HIV and AIDS diagnoses, deaths, and prevalence among Hispanics/Latinos and other racial/ethnic groups. 

Populations Living with HIV: Latinx People. Web page from TheBody.com with links to articles and resources. 

The Body en Español. This section of TheBody.com site organizes its Spanish-language resources, including guides, articles, and fact sheets. The Centro de Recursos Para Latinos subsection has information for and about persons living with HIV/AIDS in Latinx communities. 

Recursos en Español. This page on the HIV.gov website links to resources in Spanish from a number of sources. 

Illuminating the Needs of the Forgotten “Olvidados”: A National Assessment of Latinos Growing Older with HIV. (Latino Commission on AIDS and the Hispanic Health Network)

SPNS Journal Articles on Latinos and HIV Care Engagement (HIV.gov)