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National Community Health Partners celebrates Latino AIDS Awareness Day

Tucson, Arizona – October 15, 2012 – Together we win! Spread the word – not the virus! NCHP is proud to be a part of the National Latino AIDS Awareness Day! This day, we seek to raise the public awareness of the impact of HIV on the Latino population in the greater Tucson area as well as across America.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website (URL:http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/latinos/index.htm), "In 2009, Latinos accounted for 20% (9,400) of new infections while representing approximately 16% of the total US populations." The CDC’s High-Impact HIV Prevention report mentions that HIV prevention can make a difference, such as HIV testing and linkage to care, increasing the availability of condoms, and substance abuse treatment, etc. NCHP is currently using or will be using these approaches in working to reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS.

"With increased access to testing and linking people to care and treatment, especially those hit the hardest by the epidemic, testing for Latinos brings us one step closer to ending the AIDS epidemic," commented Albert Moreno, CEO of National Community Health Partners. He concluded, "With the federal National HIV/AIDS Strategy, the High-Impact HIV Prevention, and Health Reform underway, now is the time to expand our commitment and involvement in order to serve and save people with this disease."

National Community Health Partners, formerly the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Foundation, has operated as a non-profit organization since 1984. Its mission is to promote action for social change through public policy, advocacy, research, and capacity building assistance. Working with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, it has been a long-time warrior of prevention efforts through capacity building and technical assistance to health departments and community based organizations who serve clients with major communicable diseases, particularly those who are disenfranchised and at high risk. Its work expands across the U.S. and all the U.S. territories.

"Early HIV treatment saves lives. Do you know your status?"

To become involved in furthering the cause through volunteering or through academic internships, please contact National Community Health Partners at (520) 795-9756 or by email at info@nchponline.org
Contact Information:
National Community Health Partners
P.O. Box 1910
Sahuarita, AZ 85629

Main: (520) 795-9756
Fax: (520) 887-0432

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