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National Latino AIDS Awareness Day
October 15, 2006

logoOctober 15, 2006 marks the 4th annual observance of National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) - a day dedicated to increasing awareness of HIV/AIDS in the Latino community. The theme of this year's NLAAD is "Knowledge is Power. Get the Facts. Get Tested for HIV." This theme focuses on the importance of HIV testing and prevention education and raising awareness in the Latino community. The links to the right provide information related to NLAAD, including HIV/AIDS-related fact sheets and other resources on treatment, prevention, research, and census information for the Latino population in the United States.

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day Sites

Office of Minority Health's National Latino AIDS Awareness Day Observance Page: In recognition of National Latino AIDS Awareness Day, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services created this Web site to provide information on prevention, testing, treatment, and vaccine research as it relates to the Latino community.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Latino AIDS Awareness Day Press Release:  A statement by Anthony S. Fauci, MD, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, on National Latino AIDS Awareness Day, October 15, 2006.

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) Web site: HIV/AIDS information for patients, community members, and health care providers needing more information about HIV/AIDS as it relates to the Latino community. 

AIDSinfo Resources

AIDSinfo HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials Information in Spanish: Database of clinical trials sorted by clinical category, designed to help patients and health care providers locate trials studying HIV/AIDS.

AIDSinfo HIV/AIDS Drug Information in Spanish: Patient fact sheets on HIV/AIDS-related drugs.

AIDSinfo HIV/AIDS Fact Sheets in Spanish: Fact sheets and booklets that supplement the HIV/AIDS treatment guidelines and are written in plain language.

AIDSinfo Glossary of HIV/AIDS-related Terms in Spanish: Comprehensive glossary of HIV/AIDS terminology specifically for Spanish readers. Includes a translation guide that lists English terms with the equivalent Spanish translations.

AIDSinfo HIV/AIDS Vaccine Information in Spanish: Fact sheets about therapeutic and preventive HIV vaccines, available in English and Spanish. Also provides links to vaccine clinical trials in Spanish on AIDSinfo.

Latino Health Disparities

Communities at Risk - Hispanics and Latinos: Fact sheet by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's National Prevention Information Network that provides HIV/AIDS statistics and links to helpful fact sheets and organizations related to Latinos.

Health Problems in Latina Women: Information about HIV/AIDS for Latinas.

Latinos and HIV/AIDS: Fact sheet by the Health Resources and Services Administration about the barriers Latinos face in receiving information about and health care for HIV/AIDS and the programs the Health Resources and Services Administration has implemented to help Latinos.

How HIV/AIDS Affects Hispanic Communities: Fact sheet by the HIV Vaccine Trials Network that includes information about how HIV/AIDS affects Latino communities and the need for an HIV preventive vaccine. 

Racial and Ethnic Minority Issues in the Management of HIV Care, Prevention, and Research: Information about this workshop sponsored by the Forum for Collaborative HIV Research, held at the Office of AIDS Research at the National Institutes of Health.

Other Latino and Spanish-language HIV/AIDS Resources

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics: Fact sheet by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that discusses transmission statistics and risk for and prevention of HIV/AIDS as they relate to the Latino community.

HIV Infection in Minority Populations: Fact sheet by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases about minority populations and clinical research related to HIV/AIDS.

Latino Commission on AIDS: Links to HIV/AIDS health resources, programs, and services for the Latino community.

Slide Sets and Speaker Notes: Resources and training programs provided by the AIDS Education and Training Center, including a comprehensive list of HIV/AIDS-related PowerPoint slide presentations available for free to the public. Has several cultural competency-specific presentations for health care providers and researchers.