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Remembering Gerardo Pineda and His Impactful Life
New York, NY, July 12, 2024 - The Latino Commission on AIDS mourns the passing of our own Gerardo Pineda (1964-2024). Gerardo, born in Venezuela, worked in many programs and initiatives of the Commission; particularly on those whose focus was the advancement of the LGBTQ+ community, the rights of trans individuals and the promotion of HIV prevention and treatment...

Hispanic/Latinx communities: The second most impacted by HIV in the US and Territories
New York, NY, May 22, 2024 - HIV continues to devastate communities of color across the U.S., 6 territories, and freely associated states. While representing 19% of the U.S. population, Hispanics/Latinxs represented 31% of new HIV cases in 2022...

Meet the Cielo Gala Honorees 2024
New York, NY, May 20, 2024 - The Latino Commission on AIDS will host its annual Cielo Gala on Friday, May 31, 2024, at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City, kicking off Pride month and celebrating its 29th year. The event will recognize several individuals who continue the ...

National Hispanic Hepatitis Awareness Day 2024
New York, NY, May 17, 2024 - National Hispanic Hepatitis Awareness Day (NHHAD), is observed each year on May 15, as part of the Hepatitis Awareness Month and along with National Hepatitis Testing Day. NHHAD has been successful in mobilizing communities to raise awareness and highlight ...

National Hispanic/Latinx Health Policy Leadership Summit: A Huge Success!
Washington, DC. May 9, 2024 - The health policy-focused National Hispanic/Latinx Health Leadership Summit on May 6th-7th, 2024 in Washington, D.C. was a huge success. The Summit gathered one hundred community leaders and public health experts from throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

Highlights from the Hispanic Health & Social Regional Meeting at El Paso
El Paso, TX, May 2, 2024 - Yesterday, a health providers and researchers roundtable was held in El Paso, TX, to develop a health and social well-being agenda for vulnerable and marginalized border communities. During the meeting, we celebrated and honored Amber Perez, Executive Director of Borderland Rainbow, for her outstanding community work in providing support services to El Paso LGBTQ+ individuals and families.

Congratulations to Francisco Ruiz, appointed director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP)
New York, NY, April 8, 2024 - The Latino Commission on AIDS and the Hispanic Health Network congratulate President Biden's appointment of Francisco Ruiz to serve as the Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP). Mr. Ruiz brings an amazing and diverse experience in the field of public health and a proven record of fostering...

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