National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
February 7, 2013
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day serves to raise awareness of the disproportionate and continuing burden of HIV/AIDS in the African-American community. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
- African Americans are the racial/ethnic group most affected by HIV.
- In 2009, African Americans represented 14% of the U.S. population but accounted for 44% of all new HIV infections.
- Young African-American gay and bisexual men are especially at risk of HIV infection.
To learn more, explore our National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day webpage.
The U.S. Government Observes National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
A Day to Remember and to Act, statement from Jonathan Mermin, M.D., M.P.H., Director, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, CDC
Factors Driving the HIV Epidemic Among African Americans, video statement from Donna McCree, Associate Director for Health Equity, CDC.
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Webpages: