October 15 is National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD). The 2017 NLAAD theme is “To Defeat HIV You’re a Superhero. Use Your Superpowers.”
The Latino Commission on AIDS (LCOA), the Hispanic Federation and other organizations organize this day 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.
Hispanic/Latinos in the United States (US) are disproportionately impacted by HIV/AIDS. They represent 18% of the US population yet accounted for almost 1 in 4 (24%) infections among adults and adolescents in 2015.1 Factors such as lack of health insurance, language barriers, lack of familiarity with the US healthcare system and stigma often limit the health care access of Hispanics/Latinos in the US, thereby limiting opportunities for HIV/AIDS screening and treatment. Given that Hispanics/Latinos are the largest and fastest growing minority group in the US, addressing HIV/AIDS in their community is important to the nation’s health. At the end of 2014, there were roughly 216,000 Hispanic/Latinos living with HIV in the U.S. but only 27% of the 85% that were diagnosed and aware of their affliction achieved viral suppression.
Learn about the Epidemic
- HIV Testing and Outcomes Among Hispanics/Latinos
- HIV Among Hispanics/Latinos
- Today’s HIV/AIDS Epidemic (pdf) from the CDC
- Become more informed through HIV.gov’s HIV Basics Guide
Find HIV Testing and other Services
- HIV Testing Sites & Care Services Locator
- Add the locator widget to your website
- Download the mobile app on your iPad, iPhone or Android device
- Visit the CDC’s GetTested site for testing, questions, and more resources
- Get NLAAD 2017 Posters, Infographics, Social Media Resources, Web Banners, Logos, and Themes from the Latino Commision on AIDS
- Download the badge (png)
- Get Social Media Images, Posters, and Infographics in Spanish and English from the CDC
- Register with NLADD to list your events and find other nearby events
- Read the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020 (pdf)
- Lee Estrategia Nacional Contra El VIH/SIDA para
losEstados Unidos: Actualizada Hasta 2020(pdf)
- Doing It
- Start Talking. Stop HIV.
- Let’s Stop HIV Together
- Visit: Office of Minority Health,
Infosida, Learn the Link: Drugs and HIV
Learn more at HIV.gov.