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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day


February 7, 2014



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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.


The U.S. Government Observes National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day


Statement from Dr. Jonathan Mermin, Director, CDC National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention


National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Webpages:
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HIV/AIDS-Related Research and African Americans

FY 2013 Trans-NIH Plan for HIV-Related Research: Comprehensive plan for all National Institutes of Health (NIH) HIV-related research for 2013, from the Office of AIDS Research (OAR), NIH. The Reducing HIV-Related Disparities section of the plan includes research related to specific populations, including racial and ethnic populations.

Clinical Trials Related to HIV/AIDS and African Americans: Studies seeking volunteers to participate in research related to HIV/AIDS and African Americans, from the AIDSinfo clinical trial search tool. Call AIDSinfo at 1-800-448-0440 for assistance with your clinical trials search.

Research Related to HIV/AIDS and African Americans:


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Additional Information and Resources

HIV Among African Americans, from CDC

HIV/AIDS - Specific Populations: African Americans


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