National Latino HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2011October 15, 2011 | Tags: HIV/AIDS, Latino, statistics
AIDS ISN’T OVER. IN THE U.S. APPROXIMATELY 56,300 PEOPLE BECOME INFECTED WITH HIV EACH YEAR, AND HISPANICS/LATINOS ACCOUNT FOR 17% OF THEM.
NATIONAL LATINO AIDS AWARENESS DAY (NLAAD) is OCTOBER 15TH.
Latinos bear a disproportionate burden in the HIV epidemic – the CDC estimates that new HIV infections among Latino men are more than three times that of white men, and new infections among Latina women are more than four times that of white women. In addition to using condoms and discussing a partner’s status, the key to reducing HIV transmission rates is getting tested. Because medical treatment that lowers HIV viral load might also reduce risk for transmission to others, early referral to medical care can prevent HIV transmission in communities while reducing a person’s risk for HIV-related illness and death. Save a Life; It May Be Your Own. Get tested for HIV.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
Join Lifebeat, recording artists and our music and media partners and help us raise awareness on October 15th.
Post and promote the attached messaging and content to your homepage, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
For more information contact: Ben Wymer, Executive Director, Lifebeat: Music Fights HIV 212.459.2590; email@example.com
PLS RT AIDS isn’t over. Know your status. Get tested. Today is National Latino AIDS Awareness Day. @LifebeatDotOrg #NLAAD
Today is National Latino AIDS Awareness Day. Get tested. Knowing your status can save your life or your partner’s. @LifebeatDotOrg #NLAAD
1 in 36 Latino men will be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetime. Get tested. AIDS isn’t over. @LifebeatDotOrg #NLAAD
Today is National Latino AIDS Awareness Day. Protect your partner and yourself, get tested for HIV. @LifebeatDotOrg #NLAAD
According to the CDC, Latinos are disproportionately affected by the HIV epidemic. AIDS isn’t over. Know your status. @LifebeatDotOrg #NLAAD
Today is National Latino AIDS Awareness Day. Make the day count. Get tested. Know your status so you can stay safe and take care of those around you. AIDS isn’t over. Learn more from @Lifebeat
Did you know that 1 in 36 Latino men will be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetime? Today is National Latino AIDS Awareness Day. Get tested, get educated and get involved. AIDS isn’t over. Learn more from @Lifebeat.
According to the CDC Latinos account for 17% of all new HIV infections in the U.S. each year. Today is National Latino AIDS Awareness Day. Get tested. Know your status. Learn more from @Lifebeat.
Lifebeat is a nonprofit that uses the power of music and the music industry to help educate young people about HIV/AIDS prevention. For nearly twenty years, Lifebeat has helped to mobilize the talents and resources of the music industry to raise awareness and funds, and to provide support to the HIV-positive community. Learn more at www.Lifebeat.org.