October 15 is National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day. The 2016 theme is “We’ll Defeat AIDS Con Ganas!”
Latinxs experience unique barriers to health care, often leading to delayed HIV diagnoses and increased risk of developing AIDS. This speaks to the need for further education and health care to specifically address the concerns of these populations. The Latino Commission on AIDS (LCOA), the Hispanic Federation and many other organizations organize the annual National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD). The Clinician Consultation Center (CCC) at UCSF is proud to support NLAAD by highlighting resources clinicians can use in service to their Latinx and/or Spanish-speaking patients.
- HIVE ProMen: Positive Reproductive Outcomes for Men Living with HIV (English and Spanish)
- A PrEP Story in Spanish (video with English transcript), featuring our very own Dr. Lealah Pollock
- HIV/AIDS Prevention Bilingual Glossary (Office of Minority Health Resource Center and Center for AIDS Prevention Studies)
- “What to Consider when Consulting with Latino Patients” by Dr. Sabrina Marie Chase (video from AETC National Coordinating Resource Center)
- National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day Resources
For more information about National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day, including upcoming events for NLAAD, visit the Latino Commission on AIDS.
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