National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

October 15th is National Latino AIDS Awareness Day


National Latino AIDS Awareness Day is observed annually to highlight the disproportionate burden of HIV among Latinos/Hispanics. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Latinos/Hispanics — despite representing only 16% of the U.S. population — accounted for 21% of new HIV infections in 2010.

Explore the resources and information I have gathered below about HIV and its impact on Latinos/Hispanics.

In the AIDS Library

Materials that may be checked out:

Health Issues in the Latino Community, published by Jossey-Bass
Handbook of HIV and Social Work: Principles, Practices, and Populations, by Cynthia Cannon Poindexter
Compañeros : Latino Activists in the Face of AIDS, by Jesus Ramirez-Valles

Materials available in Spanish from national organizations:

The Body

Medicamentos Contra el VIH
Cuándo Comenzar y Qué Tomar

El VIH y Yo: Un guía para vivir con el VIH para hispanos

Project Inform

Consideraciones sobre el Tratamiento y tu Salud
Después de Recibir una Prueba Positiva 
Ahora que ya has inciado el Tratamiento

 Pennsylvania Department of Health

Sobre Como Vivir con el VIH
La Prevencion de Infecciones Oportunistas: Consejos para personas que tienen el VIH


For statistical information about HIV/AIDS among Latino/Hispanic populations, see:

  • The Latino Commission on AIDS has comprehensive factsheets and reports about HIV/AIDS and its impact on Latino/Hispanic populatins
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s infographics, available in both English and Spanish
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s HIV Among Hispanics/Latinos page includes factsheets, slide sets, and the HIV/AIDS page in Spanish
  • The AIDS InfoNet provides current information on HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention in the form of single-topic factsheets that are available in English and Spanish
  • The Body’s HIV/AIDS Resource Center for Latinos offers a variety of resources including statistics, special reports, and news.

Conversation Starters

For information and resources that are designed to be used as a conversation starters in Latino/Hispanic communities, see:

*Follow the conversation on Facebook and Twitter using the Hashtag #NLAAD*

Specific Issues

For safer sex / prevention messages aimed Latino/Hispanic communities, see:

For more on how HIV/AIDS affects specific communities within Latino/Hispanic populations, see:

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (Dia Nacional Latino para la Concientizacion del SIDA)

There are a number of websites dedicated to National Latino AIDS Awareness Day that provide comprehensive information and resources about HIV/AIDS among Hispanic/Latino communities

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