National Latino AIDS Awareness Day is observed in October and coordinated by the Latino Commission on AIDS.
National Latino AIDS Awareness Day calls us to take action together to fight HIV among Hispanics/Latinos.
In 2014, Hispanics/Latinos accounted for 24% of the estimated new HIV diagnoses in the United States and 6 dependent areas, despite making up 17% of the US population.
Overall, HIV diagnoses among Hispanics/Latinos declined over the last decade, driven by a sharp drop (35%) among Hispanic women. But diagnoses increased 24% among all Hispanic/Latino gay and bisexual men and 87% among young gay/bisexual men aged 13-24. Those increases have slowed in recent years, but there is still much work to be done.
National Latino AIDS Awareness Day Sponsor:
Latino Commission on AIDS
To learn more, visit http://www.nlaad.org
The awareness color for HIV/AIDS is Red.