February 7th is National Black HIV/AIDS Awarness Day
February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (http://www.blackaidsday.org/).
A working group of national organizations directs, plans, and organizes National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Make it a goal to do something on this day (and every day) to promote awareness.
Blacks are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS. While making up only 13 percent of the U.S. population, they account for more than 49 percent of AIDS cases. AIDS is now the leading cause of death for Black women ages 25 to 34, and the second leading cause of death for Black men ages 35 to 44.
There are many ways you can take action in the fight against HIV/AIDS:
- get tested for HIV - practice safe methods to prevent HIV - decide not to engage in high risk behaviors - talk about HIV prevention with family, friends, and colleagues - provide support to people living with HIV/AIDS -get involved with or host an event for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day in your community
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