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HIV and AIDS affect all communities, including ours. As Hispanics/Latinos, we are the largest and fastest growing ethnic minority in the United States, and we are also one of the groups most heavily impacted by HIV/AIDS.

More than 1.2 million people are living with HIV in the United States and about 50,000 people become infected each year. As Hispanics/Latinos, we account for 23% of these new HIV infections and of those, 85% were in men and 15% were in women. Anyone can be affected by HIV regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, or marital status. Learn more about the impact of HIV among Hispanics/Latinos.

It may not always be easy to talk about HIV/AIDS, but we must talk openly about it to protect our community. By learning the facts about HIV and talking about ways to protect ourselves, our loved ones, and our community, we can help increase HIV awareness, decrease stigma and shame that are too often associated with HIV, and play a part in stopping HIV in the Hispanic/Latino community.

We all have a role to play. We can stop HIV one conversation at a time. Together, all of our conversations can help protect the health of our community and reduce the spread of HIV.


We Can Stop HIV One Conversation at a Time

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One Conversation at a Time, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Act Against AIDS initiative, is a national communication campaign that encourages Hispanics/Latinos to talk openly about HIV/AIDS with their families, friends, partners, and communities. This campaign was developed as part of CDC’s overall effort to raise awareness about HIV and reduce new HIV infections among all Americans, especially those hardest hit by HIV. The campaign helps advance the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, which calls for reducing new infections, reducing stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV and educating Americans about the threat of HIV and how to prevent it.

The campaign features Hispanics/Latinos from culturally diverse backgrounds and highlights important facts and messages to prompt open conversations about HIV/AIDS. One Conversation at a Time is designed to reach and influence Hispanics/Latinos where they live, work, and play in communities across the country. Campaign resources, including this campaign website, provide facts and practical tools and tips about HIV prevention, testing, and treatment.

The One Conversation at a Time campaign is just one resource to help stop HIV among Hispanics/Latinos. Each year, the Hispanic/Latino community is reminded about HIV and AIDS through National Latino AIDS Awareness Day, observed annually on October 15th.

Other efforts of the Federal government that reach Hispanics/Latinos include: