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For Immediate Release
September 08, 2014
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Daniel Leyva
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2014 Congressional Briefing Highlights Impact of HIV & AIDS and viral Hepatitis in the Southern United States and Puerto Rico
2014 Congressional Briefing Highlights Impact of HIV & AIDS  and viral Hepatitis in the Southern United States and Puerto Rico

The Latino Commission on AIDS, alone with National Hispanic Medical Association, Clinica del Pueblo and over 20 national community partners, working together to inform Congress about the impact of HIV, AIDS, and viral Hepatitis on Latinos/Hispanics.

WHO: The Latino Commission on AIDS, along with National Hispanic Medical Association, Clinica del Pueblo and over 20 national community partners, working together to inform Congress about the impact of HIV, AIDS, and viral Hepatitis on Latinos/Hispanics.

WHAT: The Congressional Briefing is in recognition of National Latino AIDS Awareness Day, which takes place annually on October 15th. The briefing will explore the challenges faced by Hispanic/Latinos impacted by HIV & AIDS and Viral Hepatitis.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 11:00 am – 12:00 noon

WHERE: 1539 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC

WHY: Hispanics represent 17% of the U.S. population (U.S. Census Bureau), but accounted for 21% of new HIV infections in 2011. Hispanics/Latinos face unique challenges affecting access to healthcare services such as HIV testing, treatment, and prevention efforts. The Southern United States and Puerto Rico are heavily impacted by the HIV & AIDS epidemic.


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The Latino Commission on AIDS (Commission) is a nonprofit membership organization founded in 1990 dedicated to meet the health challenges and addressing the impact of HIV/AIDS. The Commission is the leading organization coordinating National Hispanic Hepatitis Awareness Day (May 15), National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (October 15), Latinos and the Deep South, and other prevention, research, capacity building, and advocacy programs across the United States and its territories. The Latino Commission is the founder of the Hispanic Health Network, dedicated to eliminate health disparities in our communities. For more information visit: www.latinoaids.org or www.nlaad.org.



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