National Latino AIDS Awareness Day
October 15 is National Latino AIDS Awareness Day. The 2013 theme was “Commit to Speak”/“Comprométete a Hablar”.
The Latino Commission on AIDS (LCOA) , the Hispanic Federation and many other organizations organize this day. The NLAAD campaign works annually at building capacity for non-profit organizations and health departments in order to reach Latino/Hispanic communities, promote HIV testing, and provide HIV prevention information and access to care.
Share these Federal Resources
Visit this AIDS.gov page for Spanish language resources from Federal agencies.
Read and share these resources from CDC:
Visit these Federal websites:
Use New Media
Follow the AIDS.gov boards on Pinterest. Make a board to recognize NLAAD.
Locate HIV Testing and Other Services
You can also send a text message with your ZIP code to “KNOWIT” (566948) or visit http://hivtest.cdc.gov/.
Join and Follow the Blogosphere
Blog about HIV among Latinos. Or read, comment on, and share these blog posts on blog.aids.gov:
- CDC Expands Let’s Stop HIV Together Campaign™, Launches Spanish Version
- CDC Launches New Campaign “Reasons/Razones” Encouraging HIV Testing Among Latino Gay & Bisexual Men
Learn about the Epidemic
Find out about today’s epidemic (PDF 501KB) on this CDC fact sheet.
Learn the HIV/AIDS Basics. Know the Facts, Take Care of Yourself.
National Latino AIDS Awareness Day Badge
Help promote National Latino AIDS Awareness Day. Post this web badge on your site.
Copy the Badge Code:
<img src="http://aids.gov/images/nlaad-logo.jpg" alt="National Latino AIDS Awareness Day Badge" width="150" height="150" />
Posters and Videos
Watch this “Conversations with AIDS.gov” video about NLAAD in which Guillermo Chacón (President, Latino Commission on AIDS) talks about the observance.
Learn about the PEPFAR Blueprint
Read and share the PEFPAR Blueprint: Creating an AIDS-free Generation (PDF, 2.9MB) and fact sheet.
Learn more about PEPFAR.
Read the National HIV/AIDS Strategy
The Strategy is the nation's first-ever comprehensive coordinated HIV/AIDS roadmap. One of the goals of the Strategy is to increase the proportion of HIV-diagnosed Latinos with undetectable viral load by 20%. Read the Strategy (PDF 1.2 MB) in English or Spanish and learn about implementation progress.
How can you help implement the Strategy in your community?