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Notice to Readers: National Latino AIDS Awareness Day --- October 15, 2007

October 15 marks the fifth National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD). Initiated in 2003 by the Latino Commission on AIDS and the Hispanic Federation in partnership with faith and community organizations, NLAAD raises awareness of human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) in the Hispanic/Latino population living in the United States and abroad.

In 2005, Hispanics accounted for approximately 14.4% of the U.S. population but 18.9% of persons who received an AIDS diagnosis in the United States. Because the U.S. Hispanic population is expected to triple from 2000 to 2050, HIV/AIDS prevention needs will require greater attention. Modes of HIV infection among Hispanics have been determined to vary by place of birth (1). Taking into account these and other varying risk behaviors among subgroups of Hispanics is an important consideration in developing prevention programs.

Information regarding NLAAD is available at Information regarding CDC activities and resources supporting NLAAD is available at


  1. CDC. HIV/AIDS among Hispanics---United States, 2001--2005. MMWR 2007;56:1052--7.

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