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HIV/AIDS Awareness Days

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

October 15, 2016

Though only 17% of the U.S population, Hispanics/Latinos bear a disproportionate burden of HIV. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2014, Hispanics/Latinos accounted for almost 25% of all estimated new diagnoses of HIV infection in the United States and 6 dependent areas. Factors such as stigma, language barriers, and lack of access to health care contribute to Hispanic or Latino HIV infection rates.

Explore the links on this page for ideas on how to participate in National Latino AIDS Awareness Day and to learn more about HIV and Hispanics/Latinos.

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

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day Webpages

HIV/AIDS-Related Research and Hispanics/Latinos

FY 2017 Trans-NIH Plan for HIV-Related Research: Comprehensive plan for all National Institutes of Health (NIH) HIV-related research for 2017, from the Office of AIDS Research (OAR), NIH. The Plan notes that NIH health disparities research includes research to understand the interplay between HIV and race and ethnicity.

Clinical Trials Related to HIV/AIDS and Hispanics/Latinos: Research studies related to HIV/AIDS and Hispanics/Latinos, from the AIDSinfo clinical trials search. For help with your search, call AIDSinfo at 1-800-448-0440.

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

Additional Information and Resources

HIV Among Hispanics/Latinos, from CDC

HIV/AIDS and Hispanic Americans, from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health

HIV/AIDS - Specific Populations: Hispanics/Latinos
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