National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) October 15, 2013: Fact Sheet
Download PDF version below, formatted for print:
National Latino AIDS Awareness Day Fact Sheet (PDF: 23KB/1 page)
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 2013.
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 2013 will be, “Commit to Speak” (Comprométete a Háblar), to emphasize the importance of destigmatizing HIV through openly talking about it.
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 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
United States Latino AIDS Cases per CDC:
- 202,182 estimated AIDS cases reported excluding HIV (As of December 31, 2011)
- 96,230 estimated deaths reported among AIDS cases excluding HIV (As of December 31, 2010)
- 165,159 estimated Latinos living with HIV (As of December 31, 2010)
- 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, 2012)
- 740 HIV/AIDS cases reported
- 158 deaths among HIV/AIDS cases
- 642 Latinos living with HIV/AIDS
- 39 HIV/AIDS cases reported in 2012
- To view detailed Minnesota data go to MDH's HIV/AIDS Surveillance web page.
Content Notice: This site contains HIV or STD prevention messages that may not be appropriate for all audiences. Since HIV and other STDs are spread primarily through sexual practices or by sharing needles, prevention messages and programs may address these topics. If you are not seeking such information or may be offended by such materials, please exit this web site.