National Latino AIDS Awareness Day -- October 15, 2008

October 2008
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;10/10/2008, Vol. 57 Issue 40, p1105
The article announces that October 15 is National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD). Such event aims to increase awareness of the disproportionate effects of HIV/AIDS in the Hispanic or Latino population in the U.S. It is also a day for promoting increased HIV testing. It has been found that in 2006, Hispanics accounted for approximately 14.8% of the U.S. population but only 18.4% of them received a diagnosis.


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