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Monday, 15 October 2012 13:19

Today is National Latino AIDS Awareness Day Featured

The Hispanic Federation recognizes Oct. 15 as National Latino AIDS Awareness Day, a campaign aimed at engaging the Hispanic/Latino community in promoting HIV awareness through testing, prevention and education.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates more than 200,000 Latinos have been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. The rates of new infections among Latino men were more than double that of white men. The rate of HIV infection among Latino women was nearly four times that of white women.

Some steps that Latinos can take include:

  • Getting tested to find out if you are HIV positive.
  • Seek early medical care if you are HIV positive to protect yourself and your partner.
  • Protect yourself and others from HIV through safe sex practices.
  • Seek education about HIV.

The CDC states the impact of HIV on Hispanics/Latinos is not directly related to race or ethnicity, but rather to harsh realities and challenges faced by some communities, including lower awareness of HIV status, poverty, access to care, stigma, migration acculturation (the process of adopting the cultural traits or social patterns of another group) and homophobia.

For Confidential & FREE testing, contact us at ACCESS AIDS Care and know your status!  757-640-0929!

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