Latino Celebs Who Bring Awareness to the AIDS Crisis
8 Latino Celebs Who Bring Awareness to the AIDS Crisis
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:


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Latinos & AIDS: 9 Facts You Need To Know
Latinos & AIDS: 9 Facts You Need To Know
By Helen Ubinas | 12/01/2013 - 10:00

The fight against AIDS is far from over for Latinos, but patients are living longer and creating awareness of the disease. Here are the 9 facts you NEED to know: 


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La La Anthony at the Victoria's Secret fashion show
WATCH: La La Talks AIDS, Wants to End "Ignorance Out There"
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!


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Increasing Awareness on National Latino AIDS Awareness Day
Increasing Awareness on National Latino AIDS Awareness Day
By Vanessa Gonzalez-Plumhoff | 10/15/2013 - 13:16

When was the last time you were tested for HIV?


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Chita Rivera's 80th Birthday Bash to Help Fight AIDS
Chita Rivera's 80th Birthday Bash to Help Fight AIDS
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.


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Juanes at the 2013 Grammy Awards
WATCH: Juanes Takes On HIV Awareness for the Young Latino Community
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.


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More Advanced HIV Vaccine
Latina HIV Rate Four Times Higher Than White Non-Hispanic Women, A Cure May Be In Sight
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.


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AIDS Awareness Red Ribbon
Latinos & AIDS - What You Need to Know
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: 


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Mondo Guerra for I Design
Mondo Guerra on the Next Season of 'Project Runway' & HIV Awareness
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?


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Kissing Bug, Chagas Disease
Chagas Disease Explained -- And Why You Should Care
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. 


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