Latino Commission on AIDS: Going Strong For Over 25 Years

When people do something with a lot of passion, only good things happen. This was the case for many Latinos who wanted an organization that could empower their community and at the same time promote advocacy, organization, and innovation for Latinos with HIV. In 1990, the Latino Commission on AIDS was established and since then, they’ve been working to educate and to bring awareness about HIV and AIDS to all of those affected by the disease.

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For 25 years, they have addressed the urgent need to develop a comprehensive response, not only for Latinos, but all communities affected by HIV and AIDS. They are responsible for the Latino AIDS Awareness Day, which takes place on October 15th, on the last day of Hispanic Heritage month to remind us to promote awareness and access to care to those that need it. They also work diligently to encourage people to get tested on National HIV Testing Day, which is June 27.