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National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day - October 15

Coordinated by the Latino Commission on AIDS, National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) is observed each year on October 15 to increase awareness of the impact of HIV/AIDS on the Hispanic/Latino population in the United States. The NLAAD campaign promotes HIV testing and prevention, and provides information on access to care to Hispanic/Latino communities across the nation. Browse our resources to learn more about NLAAD.

Things You Can Do For National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day

  • photo of a man and a speach bubble, Hispanics/Latinos make up about 17% of the total US population, but accounted for almost one quarter of estimated HIV diagnoses in 2014.
  • About 7 in 10 new HIV diagnoses among Hispanics/Latinos occur in gay and bisexual men.

Learn more about how HIV affects Hispanics/Latinos.

Find additional HIV information on the Act Against AIDS website.

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October 15: National LatinX AIDS Awareness Day. We'll defeate AIDS CON CANAS. NLAAAD logo Visit the Let’s Stop HIV Together campaign site for resources that help raise awareness of HIV and reduce HIV-related stigma. View Let’s Stop HIV Together campaign PSAs and videos, including Spanish language videos, and encourage your community to have conversations about HIV. Check out additional testimonials and videos to increase awareness about HIV prevention here.

Raise awareness on social media. Join the #NLAAD Twitter chat on Oct. 12 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm ED and post about HIV among Hispanics/Latinos on your social media accounts.

A few sample messages:

  • Oct. 15 is National Latinx #AIDS Awareness Day. Visit for resources in English & Spanish. #NLAAD #StopHIVTogether
  • National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day is 10/15. How will you raise awareness in your community? #NLAAD #StopHIVTogether
  • It’s important to talk about HIV with your family, partners & friends. Here are some tips to #StopHIVTogether #NLAAD
  • This #NLAAD watch these bilingual videos with your family, partners & friends to #StopHIVTogether
  • If current rates continue 1 in 4 #Latino #gay & bisexual men will be diagnosed w/ #HIV in their lifetime. #NLAAD
  • #Hispanics accounted for almost 1 in 4 new #HIV diagnoses in 2014. #NLAAD #StopHIVTogether
  • #HIV affects more #Latinos than you might think. Get more info and #StopHIVTogether #NLAAD

Share information about CDC’s other Act Against AIDS campaigns. CDC’s Act Against AIDS campaigns are a great resource for sharing information and increasing awareness.

Additional campaign resources can be found on the Act Against AIDS website.

Logo: National LatinX AIDS Awareness Day October 15 Check out our partners for additional information. The Latino Commission on AIDS website features many HIV resources, including testing services, prevention programs, training opportunities, and upcoming events.

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