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Michigan: Annual Latino AIDS Awareness Day to Be Marked This Week

October 14, 2011

Activities are planned throughout Michigan to mark National Latino AIDS Awareness Day on Oct. 15. The theme of the national outreach this year is "Latinos Unite! Let's Stay Healthy! Get Tested for HIV!" ("Latinos Unidos y Saludables! Hazte la Prueba del VIH!"). "Each year, National Latino AIDS Awareness Day serves as a vital reminder in our fight against this disease," said Olga Dazzo, director of the Michigan Department of Community Health. "Minority groups, especially Latinos, are disproportionately represented in this epidemic. Prevention education, as well as improving access to HIV testing, remains imperative to our mission, and MDCH is proud to take part in this national awareness event." For more information, telephone 800-872-AIDS (2437) or visit www.nlaad.org.

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Adapted from:
WNEM.com (Saginaw)
10.13.2011; Craig McMorris


This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 
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