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Latinos account for 21% of people living with HIV and 23% of new HIV diagnoses each year.
On World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, 2015, let’s focus on changing this by using #SaludTues to tweet about innovative campaigns to improve prevention and programs to find solutions to HIV/AIDS in the Latino community.
- WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Latinos and HIV/AIDS: What’s Your Status?”
- TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015
- WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
- HOST: @SaludToday
- CO-HOSTS: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (@TalkHIV) and Dr. Carlos Del Rio of Emory University (CarlosDelRio7)
- SPECIAL GUESTS: Latinos in the Deep South (@LatinoDeepSouth) and YOU!
We’ll open the floor to your stories and experiences as we explore:
- Why is HIV/AIDS such a big issue for Latinos?
- What role do culture and other factors play in HIV/AIDS prevention among Latinos?
- How can HIV/AIDS be prevented in the Latino community?
- What stories, resources, and tips are available for the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS?
Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter, share your stories and share resources that can help more Latinos stop HIV/AIDS.
#SaludTues is a weekly Tweetchat about Latino health at 12p CST/1p ET every Tuesday and hosted by @SaludToday, the Latino health social media campaign for the team at Salud America! and the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.