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Oct 15

[ARCHIVED] October 15th is National Latino AIDS Awareness Day

The original item was published from October 15, 2015 8:48 AM to October 15, 2015 8:49 AM

Did You Know October 15th is National Latino AIDS Awareness Day?


AIDS stands for: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. A person is diagnosed with AIDS when their immune system is too weak to fight off infections. Since AIDS was first identified in the early 1980s, an unprecedented number of people have been affected by the global AIDS epidemic. Today, there are an estimated 34 million people living with HIV and AIDS worldwide.

This day is organized by The Latino Commission on AIDS (LCOA), the Hispanic Federation and many other organizations. The NLAAD campaign works annually at building capacity for non-profit organizations and health departments in order to reach Latino/Hispanic communities, promote HIV testing, and provide HIV prevention information and access to care.



Confidential HIV/AIDS counseling, testing and education services are offered at no cost to county residents. Walk-in Clinics (no appointment necessary) are held at:

Raphael Meadow Health Center Monday - Thursday from 8:30am to 3:30pm and Friday from 8:30am to 11:30am.

Burlington County Health Department offers the Alere Determine. This test is done with a finger stick. Test results take just 30 minutes, so you will receive your results in the same visit.


For more information, please call 609-265-5929 or visit the Burlington County Health Dept. at Burlington County Health Department
15 Pioneer Blvd
Westampton, NJ 08060