How The Latinx Community Is Being Affected by HIV and AIDS


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HIV Awareness

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Yesterday, October 15, wasn’t just the last day of Hispanic Heritage Month, it also marked National Latino AIDS Awareness Day. Although medications and health management allows those with HIV or AIDS to live relatively long and healthy lives, HIV/AIDS is still a threat—a disease we should continue to inform ourselves about and educate others on.

The following are nine facts about HIV and AIDS, proving that the epidemic is still very real and so important to speak about. Removing the stigma surrounding the disease, maintaining an open dialogue, and awareness, are all essential step towards HIV/AIDS education and prevention.

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