The Latino Commission on AIDS has released the theme of the 2011 National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD).

nlaad_logo.jpgIn English: “Latinos stand together! Let’s stay healthy! Get tested for HIV”

In Spanish: "¡Latinos unidos y saludables! Hay que hacerse la prueba del VIH"

This year’s theme was selected to underscore the importance of health and wellness in general for Latinos, in addition to HIV/AIDS.

Commemorated annually on October 15 (the last day of Hispanic Heritage Month), NLAAD spotlights the HIV/AIDS epidemic among Latinos.

More than 75,000 people across the country have been tested for HIV as a result of NLAAD events in the past eight years.