The Metropolitan Latino AIDS Coalition (MLAC) is a coalition of organizations and individuals in the greater Washington, DC area dedicated to HIV/AIDS education, prevention, treatment, and research. Formerly known as NLAAD-NOVA, the coalition was formed in 2003 around the first National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD). While originally organized around one specific campaign, the Coalition has answered the call to meet the year-round needs of the community. Now known as MLAC, the Coalition organizes, collaborates on, and sponsors activities and events in Washington, DC, Northern Virginia, and Suburban Maryland for both the general public and Latino service providers.
MLAC is comprised of a variety of private, public, and governmental organizations and individuals working together in the fight against HIV/AIDS among the Latino community. For a list of actively participating MLAC organizations, visit: www.metrolatinoaids.org/organizations.
The mission of MLAC is to raise awareness in our community about the serious problem being caused by HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
MLAC envisions serving as a network of efficient and effective organizations and individuals dedicated to the dissemination of high quality HIV prevention, education and support to the Latino community of the metropolitan Washington, DC area. MLAC advocates for the reduction of system inadequacies and promoting collaboration and linkages among related service delivery systems in the greater Washington, DC area. Above all, MLAC maintains a vision of one day eradicating from all walks of life the threat of this pandemic.
MLAC reports annually on the activities, progress, and direction of the Coalition. Below you will find an archive of our reports.