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.
10.13.2011; Craig McMorris
This article was provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update. Visit the CDC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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