National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
February 7, 2018
Stop by Buddies today for coffee and snacks.., get resource materials and literature to share with your friends, meet with Christopher Foreman from NY Life to talk about affordable LIFE INSURANCE for HIV+ people and other financial options, and RSVP for FEB 21st when Buddies and ViiV Healthcare will celebrate Black HIV Awareness with a Luncheon Presentation followed by movie and discussion.
Every year individuals and organizations across the nation participate in National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day to promote HIV education, testing, community involvement, and treatment in black communities. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
- Compared to other races and ethnicities, African Americans account for a higher proportion of new HIV diagnoses, those living with HIV, and those ever receiving a diagnosis of AIDS.
- In 2015, 48% (8,702) of AIDS diagnoses in the United States were among African Americans.
- In 2014, 3,591 African Americans died of HIV or AIDS, accounting for 53% of total deaths attributed to the disease that year in the United States.
To learn more, browse the AIDSinfo National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day webpage.