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Latino Commission on AIDS and Merck Launch Innovative Bilingual HIV Educational Campaign
Photo: Latino Commission on AIDS, Merck Launch Bilingual HIV Ed. Campaign
Initiative Uses Multimedia Stories to Support Latinos/Hispanics in Initiating and Maintaining Effective HIV Care
Latino Commission on AIDS and Merck Launch Innovative Bilingual HIV Educational Campaign Initiative Uses Multimedia Stories to Support Latinos/Hispanics in Initiating and Maintaining Effective HIV Care
WHY: On July 25, 2012, during the XIX International AIDS Conference, the Latino Commission on AIDS, in collaboration with Merck (known as MSD outside of the US and Canada), will launch Sharing Stories, Creating Hope, an innovative multimedia HIV educational campaign. This bilingual campaign connects the stories of health-care providers and Latinos/Hispanics living with HIV to demonstrate culturally-relevant HIV care strategies. This public health tool inspires a shared hope that reinforces how individuals and communities can come together to reduce HIV-related healthcare disparities.
WHEN: Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 11 AM – 12 PM
WHERE: Renaissance Hotel – Congressional Hall A (Ballroom Level) 999 Ninth Street
NW, Washington, DC 20001
Through the years, Merck’s researchers have helped to find new ways to treat and prevent illness - from the discovery of vitamin B1, to the first measles vaccine, to cold remedies and antacids, to the first statins to treat high cholesterol. Merk’s scientists have also helped develop many products to improve animal health, including vaccines and antibiotics.
About the Latino Commission on AIDS
The Latino Commission on AIDS (Commission) is a nonprofit membership organization founded in 1990 dedicated to addressing the health challenges and addressing the impact of HIV/AIDS. The Commission is the leading organization coordinating National Hispanic Hepatitis Awareness Day(May 15), National Latino AIDS Awareness Day(October 15), Latinos in Depp South and other prevention, research, capacity building and advocacy programs across the United States and its territories. www.merck.com www.latinoaids.org