By Priscilla Rodriguez | 12/01/2013 - 11:00
December 1st is World AIDS Awareness Day. Did you know that 1 in 4 new HIV/AIDS cases are women? And according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Latinas are 4 times more likely to have HIV/AIDS than non-Hispanic white women. These statistics are proof that we need to continue to educate one another about this epidemic. Here are 10 Latino celebrities who are bringing awareness to the AIDS crisis:
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 11/26/2013 - 09:40
Latinas accounted for 21 percent (2,000) of new infections among Latinos in 2009, making their rate of HIV infection more than four times that of white women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And La La Anthony is working hard to raise awareness about this issue!
By Vanessa Gonzalez-Plumhoff | 10/15/2013 - 13:16
When was the last time you were tested for HIV?
By Cristina Arreola | 09/23/2013 - 15:18
Chita Rivera is throwing a huge 80th birthday bash...and the best part is we’re all invited!
The Tony Award winning singer, actress, and dancer, who initially wanted to quietly celebrate her birthday, changed her mind and decided to use her talent and fame to give back.
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 Samantha Leal | 06/01/2012 - 10:00
Researchers are now stating that a disease known as Chagas disease could do us global damage – like that of AIDS. Described as the “new AIDS of the Americas”, this parasitic disease is most often found in Latin American countries, with most cases reported from Bolivia, Mexico, and Colombia.