Please click the post title to see image and full post! October 15th was National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day! From this POZ Magazine article about the holiday: "Sunday, October 15, marks National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) 2017. Founded by the Latino Commission on AIDS, the day is an opportunity to raise awareness about HIV testing, treatment and prevention among the country’s Latino population. This year’s theme is “Be a Superhero. Defeat HIV.” The reason, according to a Latino Commission on AIDS press release, is that we all have superpowers and a role to play in fighting the epidemic, whether that means getting tested for HIV, practicing safer sex, becoming undetectable or taking Truvada as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention."
"Rural residents are: - Less likely to get HIV tested - More likely to internalize HIV-related stigma - More likely to be tested in non-rural places - More likely to be diagnosed with AIDS at the time of initial HIV diagnosis - Less likely to be retained in care - Less likely to be virally suppressed" Read this article from the Health Resources & Service Administration to find out why and help end these disparities. Facts based on these studies: CDC, Rural Health Committee; 2016 and S. Kalichman, H. Katner, E. Banas, & M. Kalichman; 2016