Announcement: National Latino AIDS Awareness Day -- October 15, 2009

October 2009
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;10/9/2009, Vol. 58 Issue 39, p1
The article announces the celebration of the National Latino AIDS Awareness Day on October 15, 2009. The event is held to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Hispanic/Latino population in the U.S. The celebration is also a day to encourage HIV testing among Hispanics. Data from the 34 states with confidential HIV and AIDS reporting from 1996-2005 noted that Hispanics were more likely to receive an initial HIV diagnosis late in their HIV infection than non-Hispanic whites.


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