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October 15 is National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

October 15 is National Latino AIDS Awareness Day(NLAAD), an opportunity to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS among Latino and Hispanic people in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), while Latinos/Hispanics make up approximately 16% of the total U.S. population, they accounted for about 21% of all new HIV infections in 2010. The incidence rate for Latinos is about 3 times higher than that of whites, with a majority of cases occurring among young men who have sex with men.

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Maraviroc Dose May Be Too Low for Many African-American People with HIV

A standard dose of the CCR5 antagonist maraviroc (Selzentry) may not be effective for many black people with HIV due to a genetic variation which increases production of a cytochrome P450 protein that speeds up processing of the drug, according to a study published in the August 12 advance edition of Drug Metabolism and Disposition.

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February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), an opportunity to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS among African Americans -- the group that bears the greatest burden of the epidemic in the U.S. The theme for the 14th annual observance is "I Am My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper."

"All African Americans deserve lifesaving HIV prevention, testing, care, and treatment services," said Jonathan Mermin, director of the CDC's National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention. 

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March 20 Is National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Tuesday, March 20, marks the 8th annual observation of National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD), an occasion to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS among American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians.

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October 15 is National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day(NLAAD), recognized annually on October 15, is opportunity to raise awareness about the HIV/AIDS epidemic among Latino and Hispanic people in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), while Latinos/Hispanics make up approximately 16% of the total U.S. population, they accounted for 20% of all new HIV infections in 2009.

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