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AIN Targets HIV Prevention and Testing in Latino Community with Three Events Next Week
AIDS Interfaith Network (AIN), a leading HIV prevention organization in North Texas, will host several events next week focused on HIV prevention in the Hispanic and Latino community.
"By promoting healthy communities and offering HIV testing, counseling, and treatment, we are helping to empower Latinos and prevent HIV," said AIN associate executive director, Edgar Carmona.
This year's theme is "Latinos Unite! Let's stay Healthy! Get Tested for HIV!" Carmona and AIN spent months in planning and collaboration with community partners to organize these events.
National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) is Monday, October 15. Established in 2003, NLAAD was established in response to the impact of HIV and AIDS on Hispanic/Latino communities nationwide. Its goals are to raise HIV awareness, promote HIV testing, and provide prevention and education info. AIN will be at the Consulate General of Mexico (1210 River Bend, Dallas, TX 75247) on Monday, October 15 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. providing free HIV and other STD testing and prevention information.
Binational Health Week has become one of the largest mobilization efforts in the Americas to improve the health and well-being of the underserved Latino population living in the United States and Canada. AIN will be at the Consulate General of Mexico on Saturday, October 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free HIV and other STD testing and prevention information will be available, in partnership with Dallas County Health and Human Services
Closing out a week of HIV awareness and prevention activities, AIN and the Dallas HIV Task Force will be at the Garibaldi Bazaar (9334 R.L Thornton Freeway, Dallas, TX 75528) from 3-7 p.m. on Saturday, October 20. Free HIV and other STD testing and prevention information will again be provided.
Interviews with organizers and Latinos infected and affected by HIV/AIDS available.
Entrevistas en español disponible.