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2020 National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day (October 15)

 

This year, National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) will be held on Thursday, October 15.  The theme for 2020 is, “Ending HIV is at your fingertips.” It focuses on the tools already available to respond to – and potentially end – the HIV epidemic in a near future. 

The Latino Commission on AIDS (LCOA), the Hispanic Federation, and other groups organize NLAAD to build capacity for non-profit organizations and health departments to reach Latino/Hispanic communities. According to its organizers, NLAAD is “a community mobilization that promotes the effective ways to prevent, treat, and stop the spread of HIV among Latinos. We’re closer than ever to flatten the HIV curve. Join the campaign. Ending HIV is at our fingertips!” 

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 that includes links for banners, infographics, webinars, an event planning guide, and information about registering events to mark the day. Includes a new poster series highlighting how HIV testing, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), condom use, and HIV treatment can all help end the HIV epidemic. 

HIV/AIDS and Hispanic Americans (Office of Minority Health) – This web page includes detailed statistical information about HIV testing, HIV and AIDS cases, and death rates among Hispanic/Latino Americans. 

HIV and Hispanics/Latinos (CDC); also available in Spanish – This fact sheet includes breakdowns of HIV diagnoses among Hispanic/Latino persons by gender and transmission category. It also discusses trends in new HIV diagnoses among Hispanic/Latino men and women during the period from 2010 through 2017. 

HIV Prevention for Hispanic/Latino Gay and Bisexual Men (CDC) – This issue brief discusses recent data on HIV among Hispanics/Latinos, with a particular emphasis on gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men. 

HIV in the United States and Dependent Areas: At a Glance (CDC) – 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, 2018 (CDC) – This surveillance report includes breakdowns of HIV and AIDS diagnoses, deaths, and prevalence among Hispanics/Latinos and other racial/ethnic groups. An accompanying infographic presents highlights of the report in a series of graphs, maps, and images. 

HIV in Latinx Communities (TheBody.com) – This resource has links to articles and resources on the impact of HIV among Latinx communities. In addition to a general overview of the epidemic in these communities, this resource includes recent statistics, as well as subsections on women, gay and bisexual men, trans people, substance use, and interactions between HIV and other common illnesses among Latinx people. 

Recursos en Español (HIV.gov) – This web page links to resources in Spanish from CDC, HIV.gov, and other sources.  These resources include basic information about HIV and AIDS, HIV prevention and testing, accessing treatment and treatment options, maintaining health, and living a healthy life with HIV. 

The Body en Español (TheBody.com) – This resource page curates Spanish-language resources, including guides, articles, and fact sheets. The HIV/AIDS Resource Center for Latinx People subsection has information for and about persons living with HIV/AIDS in Latinx communities. 

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) – This multi-lingual report describes the results of a nationwide community needs assessment for primarily Spanish-speaking Hispanics/Latinos, aged 50 and older, who are living with HIV/ AIDS. 

SPNS Journal Articles on Latinos and HIV Care Engagement (HIV.gov) – Two journal articles on recent HIV care innovation projects funded by HRSA’s Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) highlight care insights and challenges for Latinos living with HIV. 

Infographics on Hispanics/Latinos and HIV (AIDSVu):