National Latino AIDS Awareness Day 2012October 12, 2012 | Tags: HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS Testing, Juanes', National Latino AIDS Awareness Day 2012, NLAAD
Approximately 1 in 50 Latinos in America can expect to be diagnosed with HIV in his or her lifetime.
NATIONAL LATINO AIDS AWARENESS DAY (NLAAD) is OCTOBER 15TH.
The last day of Hispanic Heritage Month, October 15th, has been designated as National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD). On National Latino AIDS Awareness Day, we call on the government, communities and individuals alike to each do our part to confront the challenges, myths and fears that place Latinos at high risk for HIV. We must work together to tear down the barriers that prevent too many from seeking testing, treatment and support. And all of us owe it to ourselves to get the facts about HIV, honestly evaluate our personal risk, take the necessary steps to reduce our risk and most importantly – Get Tested!
HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?
NUMBER ONE: Know your status. Get tested. Click here to find a testing site near you.
NUMBER TWO: Protect yourself. Click here to learn more about HIV/AIDS and safer sex.
NUMBER THREE: Spread Awareness and Scratch Ignorance. Tweet, post to Facebook, blog. Help make your friends, coworkers, colleagues, THE WORLD know that October 15th is National Latino AIDS Awareness Day.