National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) to Redouble Our Efforts

By James Albino and Miguel Gomez According to CDC estimates , 9,400 Latinos in the United States were newly infected with HIV in 2009. Latinos make up 16% of the U.S. population, but approximately 20% of new infections. Sixty-four percent (or nearly two-thirds) of all HIV infections in the Latino community occur among gay and bisexual men. Among women, 1,700 heterosexual Latinas became infected in 2009, making them more than four times more likely to become infected with HIV than white … [Read more...]

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day ~ Kick-off on Capitol Hill !

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day ~ Kick-off on Capitol Hill ~   On Tuesday, September 20, I had the opportunity to speak at a briefing on Capitol Hill about National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD). The briefing kicked off activities that will culminate in the annual observance of the AIDS Awareness Day on October 15. There was much discussion of data recently released by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention estimating that 20 percent of all new HIV infections in … [Read more...]

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