National Latino AIDS Awareness Day is observed annually on October 15, or the last day of National Hispanic Heritage Month. In 2015, this segment of the population accounted for about one quarter of all new diagnoses of HIV in the U.S. Local organizations across the country use the day to launch prevention campaigns, offer counseling and testing, and hold cultural events.

First National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

The U.S. launched its first National Latino AIDS Awareness Day. By this point, there were more cases in African American and Latino people than white people.

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