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HIV/AIDS Awareness Days

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day
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October 15, 2009


October 15 is National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD). The purpose of the annual observance is to raise awareness to help stem the spread of HIV/AIDS in the Hispanic/Latino community.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the HIV epidemic disproportionately impacts the Hispanic/Latino community. Hispanics/Latinos comprise 15% of the U.S. population, but accounted for 18% of all new HIV/AIDS diagnoses in the 34 states with long-term, confidential, name-based HIV reporting in 2007.

The theme of this year's NLAAD is "United: We can stop HIV and prevent AIDS." The theme speaks to the importance of working together to improve access to quality HIV/AIDS services within Hispanic/Latino communities nationwide.

The links on this page provide information about NLAAD and resources on treatment, prevention, and research related specifically to the Hispanic/Latino community.

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AIDSinfo Resources

AIDSinfo and its Spanish-language companion Web site, infoSIDA, provide HIV/AIDS treatment and research information in both English and Spanish:

Information about HIV/AIDS-Related Research


FY 2010 Trans-NIH Plan for HIV-Related Research [En español]: Comprehensive plan for HIV-related research across all of NIH for 2010. Chapter 5 of this plan focuses on research related to specific populations, including racial and ethnic populations.  Developed by the Office of AIDS Research (OAR).

HIV/AIDS-Related Journal Articles about Hispanics/Latinos: Links to published journal articles and research study results. From PubMed.

HIV/AIDS-Related Clinical Trials for Hispanics/Latinos: Links to federally and privately sponsored clinical trials. From ClinicalTrials.gov.

HIV/AIDS and Latinos [En español]: Information on how HIV/AIDS disproportionately affects Hispanics/Latinos and the need for a preventive HIV vaccine. From the HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN). 

Be the Generation Web Site [En español]: A NIAID initiative to educate communities about HIV vaccine research that includes Spanish-language resources.
 

Hispanic/Latino-Specific HIV/AIDS Resources


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Training for Health Care Providers

  • Guide to Language Access Services in Health Care Organizations: Reference for health care organizations to implement effective language access services for patients with limited English proficiency. Available in PDF from the Office of Minority Health (OMH).

     
  • Cultural Competency Web Site: Information on cultural competency, including links to capacity building assistance (CBA) for health care providers. From the National Minority AIDS Education and Training Center (NMAETC).

Outreach

  • AIDS.gov Blog: Information about using communication tools to reach the Hispanic/Latino community.
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