Latinos represent about 15 percent of the U.S. population, but they account for 17 percent of all new HIV cases. In 2006, the rate of new HIV cases among Latinos was more than twice the rate for whites.
The New York City–based Latino Commission on AIDS (LCOA) is committed to fighting back. On May 10, the nonprofit group raised awareness of HIV in the Latino community at Cielo Latino, its largest annual fundraiser.
Watch highlights from Cielo Latino 2011:
For more information on the Latino Commission on AIDS, click here.