October 15 is National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day.
The 2017 theme is "To Defeat HIV: You’re a superhero. Use your superpowers."
NLAAD was founded in 2003 as a joint effort of the Latino Commission on AIDS and Hispanic Federation in response to the devastating impact HIV/AIDS has on Hispanic/Latino communities across the country. It was established to draw attention to the critical role HIV testing and prevention education plays in stemming the spread of HIV/AIDS among Hispanics/Latinos. The day of October 15th was chosen to coincide with the last day of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Annually on October 15th, NLAAD mobilizes community based organizations, leaders of the Latino community, health departments, and elected officials to spread awareness within the Latino community about HIV&AIDS, and bring about improvements in HIV related health practices by building capacity, developing and disseminated resources, utilizing media channels, and casting the spotlight on Latino faces behind the epidemic.
July 22nd-27th is the 2018 22nd International AIDS Conference.
AIDS 2018 is expected to convene over 18,000 delegates from around the world including up to 1,000 journalists. It will be held at the Amsterdam RAI in the Netherlands. The International AIDS Society, the world's leading independent association of HIV professionals, is organizing AIDS 2018 in collaboration with international, regional and national partners. To find out more, visit aids2018.org.
September 27 is National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
September 27 is National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a day of action to focus on what each of us can do to reduce the toll of HIV among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM).
Although only 2% of the US population, gay and bisexual men account for more than half of the 1.2 million people living with HIV in the United States and two-thirds of all new diagnoses each year. If trends continue, 1 in 6 gay and bisexual men will be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetime, including 1 in 2 black gay and bisexual men, 1 in 4 Latino gay and bisexual men, and 1 in 11 white gay and bixesual men. But these rates are not inevitable. There are many actions gay and bisexual men can take to protect themselves and those they care about from HIV. And each of us can take action to help ensure gay and bisexual men know what options are available. We have more prevention tools today than ever before.