Latino/Hispanic Cultural Competency Workshop (Baton Rouge)
[ October 15, 2009; 5:00 pm; ] Thursday, October 15, 2009
Baton Rouge AIDS Society
4560 North Blvd, Suite 101
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
This event is for medical or social service providers
Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
[ June 8, 2010; ] HIV/AIDS has devastated the Caribbean, which ranks second only to sub-Saharan Africa for AIDS prevalence. In 2006, the United Nations estimated that 19,000 Caribbeans died of AIDS, and that an additional 250,000 were living with the virus. In 2005, there were a reported 38,133 new HIV diagnoses among Caribbean Americans in the U.S.
National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
[ June 19, 2009; ] According to the CDC, the number of APIs living with AIDS has climbed by more than 10 percent in each of the last 5 years. Sixty-seven percent of API men living with HIV/AIDS in 2005 are men who have had sex with other men. Eighty percent of API women living with HIV/AIDS in 2005 were | Read more →
HIV Vaccine Awareness Day
[ May 18, 2010; ] Despite much research, there still is not a vaccine for HIV/AIDS. All Americans, especially communities of color and men who have sex with men, need to learn more about HIV vaccine research in order to make an HIV vaccine a reality.
This awareness day provides a great opportunity to thank the thousands of people who are | Read more →
National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
[ March 20, 2010; ] HIV is affecting thousands of American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). AI/AN have the third highest rate of AIDS diagnosis in the United States, despite having the smallest population. AI/AN people with AIDS are likely to be younger than non-AI/AN people with AIDS. AI/ANs also have the shortest time between AIDS diagnosis and death.
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
[ March 10, 2010; ] In 2005, women represented 26 percent of new AIDS diagnoses, compared to only 11 percent of new AIDS cases reported in 1990. Most women are infected with HIV through heterosexual contact and injection drug use.
Women of color are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS. AIDS is now the leading cause of death for Black women ages 25 | Read more →
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
[ February 7, 2010; ] Blacks are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS. While making up only 13 percent of the U.S. population, they account for more than 49 percent of AIDS cases. AIDS is now the leading cause of death for Black women ages 25 to 34, and the second leading cause of death for Black men ages 35 to 44.
World Aids Day
[ December 1, 2009; 4:00 am; ] World AIDS Day is observed every year on December 1st. The World Health Organization established World AIDS Day in 1988. World AIDS Day provides governments, national AIDS programs, faith organizations, community organizations, and individuals with an opportunity to raise awareness and focus attention on the global AIDS epidemic.
National HIV Testing Day
[ June 27, 2009; ] The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that one out of five people living with HIV in the U.S. are unaware of their HIV status. NHTD is an opportunity for people nationwide to learn their HIV status, and to gain knowledge to take control of their health and their lives.
National Latino Aids Awareness Day
[ October 15, 2009; ] October 15 is National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD). This day marks an opportunity to increase awareness of the devastating and disproportionate effects of AIDS in the Latino community. NLAAD is also a day to encourage HIV testing and to push for support from public officials and religious leaders.
The Latino Commission on AIDS (LCOA), the | Read more →
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