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Lambda Pi Chi Acknowledges National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD)

Saturday, October 15, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Daniela Trammell
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Saturday, October 15, 2016

 

Lambda Pi Chi Acknowledges National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD)

Latinas Promoviendo Comunidad, Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Incorporated, recognizes National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) by raising awareness regarding the impact of HIV on U.S. Hispanic/Latino populations, with a special emphasis on Latina health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Hispanics/Latinos account for 21 percent of individuals living with diagnosed HIV in the U.S. and six dependent states, despite representing only 17 percent of the national population. Additionally, since 2014, Latinos account for 24 percent of all new HIV diagnoses. While diagnoses among Latina women have steadily declined over the years, one in 106 Latinas will be diagnosed with HIV within their lifetime.

Through our Project LEAAP (Latinas Educating on AIDS Awareness and Prevention), Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc., promotes AIDS/HIV awareness, education, prevention, and testing throughout the year. Nationwide our chapters participate in local AIDS Walks and conduct silent auctions to fundraise for HIV/AIDS projects. Our chapters also conduct programs such as panels, workshops, discussions, and information tables either on campus or within their larger communities educating individuals on facts, prevention, and how to live a full life after an HIV/AIDS diagnosis.

Lambda Pi Chi is proud to join other advocates on NLAAD to bring attention to this epidemic and engage our communities. Please consider joining us - “We'll Defeat AIDS con Ganas!”

  • Know your status. You can find a testing center here.

  • Encourage others to get tested.

  • Learn HIV/AIDS facts. (AIDS.gov, CDC, AIDSvu)

  • Discover best practices.


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