By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/19/2013 - 10:12
Latinos account for approximately 21 percent of all new HIV infection cases in the U.S. According to statistical reports by the Centers for Disease Control, that's nearly three times the rate of infection for whites. Juanes has now taken this statistic and decided to run with in order to help build awareness for the young Latino community.
By Sugey Palomares | 04/04/2013 - 10:36
Researchers at Duke University believe they have the answer to developing an AIDS vaccine that generates powerful antibodies, which can fight the HIV virus. The new study could help scientists determine which proteins to use in vaccines to induce antibodies that prevent the spread of HIV infection.
By Samantha Leal | 10/15/2012 - 18:00
October 15 marks National Latino AIDS Awareness Day. The NLAAD campaign works annually at building capacity for non-profit organizations and health departments in order to reach the Latino community, promote HIV testing and provide HIV prevention and access to care.
Our community is seriously affected by the HIV epidemic. Consider this:
By Samantha Leal | 07/18/2012 - 16:00
Project Runway All-Star and designer Mondo Guerra has championed HIV awareness ever since season eight of the show, when he went public with his HIV positive status. We chatted with the Mexican-American designer about his new campaign, season 10 of Project Runway and what Heidi Klum is really like off-camera.
Tell us a bit about your HIV-awareness campaign - what's the message?
By Maria Mejia | 12/01/2011 - 13:50
I got HIV at the age of 16 from my first boyfriend, who went by his gang name, Flyskee. Although I grew up with a wonderful mother, I was emotionally abused by my father and sexually abused by an uncle, which caused me to run away by the time I was 13. It was then that I met Flyskee. He became my family. At the time, I didn’t know that he was an IV drug user—but I also never thought HIV could happen to me. Back then, so many of us thought it was a homosexual
disease that only affected men.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 12/01/2011 - 11:22
As World AIDS Day is observed globally today, the question is more important than ever: Have you been tested?
That’s because most people infected with HIV do not have the disease under control, according to a new Center for Disease Control report released this week. Only 28 percent of those that have HIV are virally suppressed, the report, titled Vital Signs: HIV Prevention Through Care and Treatment reveals.
By Mariela Rosario | 01/22/2009 - 14:30
Giselle Bündchen has agreed to team up with Bono, Scarlett Johannson and (Product) RED for a special feature in an upcoming issue of Elle magazine to raise money to help fight HIV and AIDS in Africa.
By Mariela Rosario | 12/01/2008 - 14:50
By Mariela Rosario | 05/21/2008 - 15:39
Cielo Latino is the country's largest fundraiser for a Latino cause. Money raised goes to the Latino Commission on AIDS and the event always draws an influential crowd. This year, our best and brightest came out in full force to lend their support.
We decided to attend and see how much our stars really know about the causes they represent! Check out the results in our Pop Quiz Video below: