SaludTues Tweetchat 5/10/16: Why Latino Families Should Talk About HIV


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Latinos represent 17% of the U.S. population but make up 21% of people living with HIV and 23% of new infections. How can we reverse this alarming trend?

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Let’s use #SaludTues to tweet about how families can start a conversation on this topic and identify other solutions, tips, resources, and campaigns to prevent HIV/AIDS among Latinos:

  • WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “Why Latino Families Should Talk About HIV”
  • TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, May 10, 2016
  • WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
  • HOST: @SaludToday
  • CO-HOSTS: the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (@talkHIV), (@AIDSgov), and Maria Mejia (@MariaHIVMejia)

We’ll open the floor to your stories and experiences as we explore:

  • What is the current burden of HIV/AIDS on the U.S. Latino population?
  • What are the facts about HIV prevention, testing, and treatment?
  • What are some resources to help Latino mothers talk to their young adult children about HIV/AIDS and safer sex?

Use the hashtags #SaludTues and #OneConversation to follow the conversation on Twitter and let’s tweet to 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.

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