Friday, October 22, 2010

Utah Latinos Encouraged to Learn Their HIV Status

Ethnic minorities comprise 17% of Utah's population, but made up 25% of those newly diagnosed with HIV or AIDS in 2009. 12.3% of Utah's population is Hispanic, yet in 2009, Hispanics represented 13% of all AIDS cases and 16% of all HIV cases.  NLAAD's theme for 2010 is Save a Life, It May be your Own. Get Tested for HIV .  It speaks to the critical role HIV testing and prevention education play for Hispanic/Latino communities.
  
Please visit: http://www.aidsinfoutah.net/  for a calendar of NLAAD testing events in Utah. 
For more information, contact:

Claudia Gonzalez
Outreach Program Coordinator
(801) 538-6193

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