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Save the Date: National Latino HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Twitterchat!


Douglas Brooks, Director, White House Office of National AIDS Policy

Summary: On October 15, the Domestic Policy Council will host a Twitterchat for #NLAAD, and release a Spanish translation of the updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy.

As we announced on Twitter last week Exit Disclaimer, Assistant to the President and Director of the Domestic Policy Council, Cecilia Muñoz Exit Disclaimer, and I will host a Twitterchat this Thursday, October 15, 2015 to mark National Latino HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD). Latinos face notable disparities in the HIV epidemic in America, and one part of addressing them is making materials and information more accessible to especially Spanish-speaking communities.

That’s why on October 15, the Office of National AIDS Policy will release a Spanish translation of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020 [ PDF 2,230 KB], which we launched in July. La Estrategia Nacional Contra el VIH/SIDA: Actualizada hasta 2020 will help Spanish speakers understand the principles and specific actions detailed in the Strategy, especially our laser-like focus on the Right People, Right Places, Right Practices [PDF 604 KB], and the major advances [PDF 607 KB] that have transformed our response in the last five years, especially the Affordable Care Act and what it means for people affected by HIV.

On NLAAD, we hope to continue this dialogue in the broader HIV and Latino communities. Cecilia, the daughter of immigrants from Bolivia, brings decades of experience fighting for the Latino community while at the National Council of La Raza and the past seven years in the White House. She and I will answer your questions in English and Spanish, to help unpack the issues facing the Latino community and raise awareness of HIV disparities, prevention and care services, and our national policies to improve the health and lives of people living with HIV.

  • WHAT: National Latino HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Twitterchat
  • WHEN: Thursday October 15, 2015 @ 1:00 PM EDT
  • WHY: To recognize and amplify NLAAD, HIV awareness in the Latino community, and Spanish translation of the updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy
  • HOW: To join the chat and send us your questions use #NLAAD Exit Disclaimer, and to talk about the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, use #NHAS2020 Exit Disclaimer