National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) October 15, 2012: Fact Sheet
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Through the Latino Commission on AIDS, NLAAD began in over 100 cities in 2003. Minnesota joined NLAAD in 2004 and will continue with the observance in 2012.
Each year, a national theme is developed for NLAAD through the NLAAD planning committees that are administered by the Latino Commission on AIDS at the national level. The theme for 2012 will be, “Hispanics United to End AIDS. Get Tested for HIV.”
Nationally, different localities and leaders will use the day to promote and sponsor activities on prevention. Others will use the day to make religious leaders and public officials aware of the needs in reducing new infections and caring for those Latinos living with HIV.
In Minnesota, one of the initiatives will be to promote HIV testing since many Latinos test several years after they have become infected. As a result, there are missed opportunities for early treatment and prevention of ongoing transmission. Bilingual resources for Minnesota are located at:
http://www.NoMasHIV.com and at the MDH site.
In Minnesota, the Minnesota Latino HIV/AIDS Network (MNLHAN) will help facilitate, coordinate and promote local activities and events. The planning committee is a coalition of agencies that serve the Latino populations of Minnesota.
In observance of NLAAD, examples of some of the activities that may be provided by the MN Latino HIV/AIDS Network include:
- HIV testing opportunities
- Educational displays at events
- Educational seminars
- Public awareness campaigns
- Interviews on local radio and cable television shows
For Information about NLAAD,
MN Latino HIV/AIDS Network
United States Latino AIDS Cases per CDC - excludes HIV cases, (Reported as of December 31, 2010)
- 197,449 estimated AIDS cases reported (As of December 31, 2010)
- 95,376 estimated deaths reported among AIDS cases (As of December 31, 2009)
- 95,437 estimated Latinos living with AIDS (As of December 31, 2009)
- To view the data go to the HIV/AIDS web page at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Minnesota Latino HIV/AIDS Cases per MDH
(Reported as of December 31, 2011)
- 702 HIV/AIDS cases reported
- 155 deaths among HIV/AIDS cases
- 595 Latinos living with HIV/AIDS
- 24 HIV/AIDS cases reported in 2011
- To view the data go to MDH's HIV/AIDS Surveillance web page.
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