National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
February 7, 2014
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day serves to raise awareness of the disproportionate burden of HIV/AIDS among African Americans. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), blacks represent approximately 12% of the U.S. population, but accounted for an estimated 44% of new HIV infections in 2010. CDC reports that unless the course of the epidemic changes, at some point in their lifetime, an estimated 1 in 16 black men and 1 in 32 black women will be diagnosed with HIV infection.
On National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, individuals and organizations are encouraged to help promote HIV education, testing, and treatment to fight HIV/AIDS in African-American communities.
To learn more, explore our National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day webpage.