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Oct. 15 Marks National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

9:06 PM, Oct 15, 2012   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- The last day of Hispanic Heritage Month on Oct. 15 also marks National Latino AIDS Awarness Day (NLAAD).

During this year's theme "Hispanics United to End AIDS," NLAAD wants to remind the Latino community to get tested and promote HIV prevention education.

"The number of people living with HIV infection in the United States (HIV prevalence) is higher than ever before," NLAAD stated on its site.

The most recent CDC data showed that Hispanics/Latinos accounted for 20% of new HIV infections in 2009.

To find a testing sit near you visit: http://hivtest.cdc.gov/