AIDSVu Recognizes National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day
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AIDSVu Recognizes National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day

October 15 is National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD). This year’s theme, “Ending HIV is at your fingertips,” focuses on the tools already available to address the HIV epidemic, like HIV testing, PrEP, condom use, HIV treatment, and U=U, as we are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Historically, HIV has disproportionately impacted Hispanic/Latinx Americans, and a broad...

October 15, 2020October 31, 2020by
NLAAD interview with DIFFA Dallas
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NLAAD interview with DIFFA Dallas

Episode 25 of DIFFA Dallas IMPACT Podcast, featuring host Shane Allen with special guest Luis Mares, LMSW, Director of Community Mobilization at the Latino Commission on AIDS that aired on the eve of NLAAD. Shane and Luis talk about stigma, and how that might be one factor in the disproportionately high HIV infection rate in...

October 14, 2020October 30, 2020by
NLAAD Presentation at Loisaida TV
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NLAAD Presentation at Loisaida TV

Luis A Mares, LMSW , Director of Community Mobilization at the Latino Commission on AIDS was invited by the Loisaida Center TV from Acacia network, for one episode in their programing, to talk about NLAAD and the work the Commission does about not just on awareness about HIV in the Latinx Community, but about all...

October 14, 2020October 30, 2020by
Facebook Live Event with La Clinica del Pueblo
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Facebook Live Event with La Clinica del Pueblo

Participation of Luis Mares LMSW, Director of Community Mobilization at the Latino Commission on AIDS at a Facebook Live event with La Clinica del Pueblo – Centro Empoderate (from Washington DC) about NLAAD, where we talked about our campaign and the importance of delivering the message to our community

October 13, 2020October 30, 2020by
Ryan White and Latinx AIDS Awareness Day
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Ryan White and Latinx AIDS Awareness Day

Latinos represent 26% of new HIV diagnoses in the United States, but make only 18.3% of the overall population (CDC, 2020). Most new HIV cases among Latinos are among men who have sex with men, MSM; these increases are concentrated in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, New York, Texas, and Puerto Rico (CDC, 2018). Nearly three-quarters of RWHAP clients are from racial/ethnic minority populations. According to the 2018 HRSA client...

October 7, 2020October 7, 2020by
Register for the Latest News: Advancing the Ending the HIV Epidemic Initiative during COVID-19
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Register for the Latest News: Advancing the Ending the HIV Epidemic Initiative during COVID-19

The Latino Commission on AIDS (LCOA) will host a webinar entitled “Advancing the Ending the HIV Epidemic Initiative during COVID-19” on Wednesday, October 14th. Guest speaker Harold Phillips, Chief Operating Officer of the Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America(EHE) initiative, will talk about EHE’s goals and how to achieve them while navigating the...

October 7, 2020October 7, 2020by
HHS: National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day
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HHS: National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day

Dear Colleague: October 15 is National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD), sponsored by the Latino Commission on AIDS (LCOA). This year’s theme “Living with HIV or not…we’re in this together,” aims to eliminate HIV-related stigma and reminds us that we all have a role to play in ending the HIV epidemic. To honor this day,...

October 16, 2019September 10, 2020by