October 15th Is Latino AIDS Awareness Day

Online HIV test are being offered at special rates by getSTDtested.com in support of he Latino AIDS Awareness Day.

Online PR News – 24-October-2010 – – October 15 has been designated as the National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD). With an aim to support this cause of AIDS awareness, getSTDtested.com is offering online HIV test at a special rate. This day also marks the closing of the Hispanic Heritage Month which is celebrated from September 15 to October 15 every year.

The Hispanic Heritage Month marks the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries - El Salvador, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Honduras, and Nicaragua. The term Hispanic refers to the Spanish speaking population of the United States irrespective of their race.

NLAAD was set up in the year 2003 in response to the increasing reports about Hispanic and Latino AIDS cases. According to a data released by the Center’s for Disease Control (CDC) there are more AIDS cases in the Hispanic/Latino community as compared to other racial or ethnic groups. In a year, almost 42 per cent of the cases diagnosed with HIV positive turned into AIDS cases. The figures for non Hispanic and African Americans stand at 34 and 35 per cent respectively.

With such alarming figures, there was a pressing need to spread awareness regarding the disease and with this purpose in mind NLAAD was set up. Its new website www.nlaad.org was also given shape a couple of months back which is sure to have a great response. As a part of this program, awareness is spread through a list of upcoming events, tips for people living with HIV, the details about the disease, the myths surrounding the facts, and with information on where to get tested for HIV. NLAAD has tied up with various testing centers that facilitate the HIV testing process. One such organization is getSTDtested which offers home testing kits. These tests are completely confidential as they are carried out at home with the report also being delivered at home.

The best way to prevent occurrence of a disease is by spreading awareness and one major step in this direction would be to get oneself tested. And this is what NLAAD’s theme for this year says - Save a Life, It May be your Own. Get Tested for HIV. Thanks to organizations like NLAAD and getSTDtested.com that the process of getting tested has become simpler and more affordable.

About getSTDtested: GetSTDtested.com is America’s most trusted company when it comes to online STD testing. The company ensures you peace of mind with accurate, reliable, comfortable and confidential testing results. Sexual health is a very personal issue and this company fully respects the fact. It helps you maintain a healthy sexual life with its pre-testing and post-testing medical consultations with experts.

GetSTDtestes.com was set up in the year 2009 and is the only company to have sought FDA approval for at-home HIV tests. Its mission is driven by values like integrity, commitment, innovation and partnership.

Visit getSTDtested.com to know more about online STD testing or HIV test at home and how you can benefit from it.


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