For Immediate Release:October 13, 2015
Contact: Tricia Landquist, firstname.lastname@example.org, 714-834-2178
“Commit to Act” – National Latino AIDS Awareness Day
(Santa Ana) – October 15 marks National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD), which helps promote testing and early diagnosis of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. This year’s NLAAD theme is “Commit to Act”, which means to take action and promote HIV testing, connect people to care, and hold activities that raise HIV/AIDS awareness.
NLAAD is important because there are 5,760 individuals living with HIV disease in Orange County with over 250 people being diagnosed with HIV each year. There are an additional estimated 938 people living in Orange County who have HIV and don’t know it – many of whom will develop AIDS before realizing they are HIV infected. Continue reading