National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day
October 15 is National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day, coordinated by the Latino Commission on AIDS. National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day calls us to take action together to fight HIV among Hispanics/Latinos.
In 2014, Hispanics/Latinos accounted for 24% (10,887) 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