Ryan White and Latino AIDS Awareness Day

Ryan White and Latino AIDS Awareness Day

October 8, 2014
Latino couple

The theme for National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (October 15) is To End AIDS, Commit to Act - Para Acabar con el SIDA, Comprometete a Actuar.

Latinos, who comprise 17% of the U.S. population, bear a disproportionate HIV/AIDS burden. In 2010, Latinos represented 21 percent of new HIV diagnoses. Latino men who have sex with men (MSM) represent the majority of Latino HIV and AIDS cases.

Read about the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program's commitment to Latino HIV/AIDS care, who comprise 22 percent of Ryan White clients.

According to a CDC study, Latino persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWH) are doing better at various stages of the Continuum of HIV/AIDS Care as compared to the overall population of PLWH, with the exception being viral suppression (see below chart).

HIV and Latinos infographic

TA and Training Resources

Access TA and training resources for Latino populations on the TARGET Center's cultural competency topic pageHighlights include:

Telenovela Sin Verg├╝enza (Without Shame)

HIV/AIDS anti-stigma videos from Ryan White grantee AltaMed.

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