October 16, 2006
A Day for Latino AIDS Awareness
October 16, 2006—AIDS organizations coast to coast marked the fourth annual National Latino AIDS Awareness Day over the weekend with events calling attention to high HIV rates among Latinos. New infections rocketed 26% between 1999 and 2002 among Latinos, who are 35% of the U.S. population but accounted for 39% of AIDS cases in 2004.
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