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National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

October 15, 2014

Is October 15 marked on your calendar? If not, circle the date; it’s National Latino AIDS Awareness Day, a day set aside to consider the disproportionate burden of HIV among Hispanics/Latinos. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Hispanics/Latinos, despite representing only 16% of the U.S. population, accounted for 21% of new HIV infections in 2010. CDC estimates that approximately 1 in 50 Hispanics/Latinos will be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetime. 

Explore the links on this page to find out how you can participate in National Latino AIDS Awareness Day and to learn more about HIV in the Hispanic/Latino population.

The U.S. Government Observes National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day Webpages

HIV/AIDS-Related Research and Hispanics/Latinos

FY 2014 Trans-NIH Plan for HIV-Related Research: Comprehensive plan for all National Institutes of Health (NIH) HIV-related research for 2014, from the Office of AIDS Research (OAR), NIH. The Reducing HIV-Related Disparities section of the plan includes research related to specific populations, including racial and ethnic populations.
Clinical Trials Related to HIV/AIDS and Hispanics/Latinos: Research studies related to HIV/AIDS and Hispanics/Latinos, from the AIDSinfo clinical trial search. Call AIDSinfo at 1-800-448-0440 for assistance with your clinical trials search.

Published Research Related to HIV/AIDS and Hispanics/Latinos:

Additional Information and Resources

HIV/AIDS - Specific Populations: Hispanics/Latinos
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