National Latino AIDS Awareness Day | October 15
Sun Oct 15th

National Latino Aids Awareness Day

On October 15th, National Latino AIDS Awareness Day promotes prevention, testing, and open discussion on HIV and AIDS.


Over 1.1 million people in the United States are living with HIV/AIDS, and one out of every seven of them isn't aware that they are. Throughout the year, awareness days rely on specific communities and their specific needs regarding prevention and education. This observance focuses on the Latino and Hispanic groups.

The NLAAD campaign continues to work on reaching Latino/Hispanic groups by increasing the number of non-profit groups and health departments in the region. The campaign includes HIV testing, providing HIV prevention information, and increasing access to healthcare.

Culture, words, and roots can all be barriers to learning about the risks and becoming more aware of the disease. The day aims to crack down those walls and bring more hope to Latino communities.

HIV is a virus that causes an infection that can be transmitted by the mouth. As someone develops HIV, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) emerges, as someone who is HIV-positive develops. Once you have AIDS, you have it for life. That's why prevention and testing are so important in preventing and treating the virus.

As part of a routine physical, the Centers for Disease Control recommends that anyone between the ages of 13 and 64 have an HIV test. The CDC recommends testing once a year and occasionally more often, depending on risk factors.

The day encourages a more open dialogue between partners as well. Improving knowledge of the disease and access to testing can help reduce risk.

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To post on social media, use the hashtag #LatinoAIDSAwarenessDay.

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National Latino AIDS Awareness Day is promoted by the Latino Commission on AIDS (LCOA), the Hispanic Federation, and several other groups.