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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

February 7, 2015


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), African Americans represent approximately 12% of the U.S. population, but accounted for an estimated 44% of all new HIV infections among adults and adolescents in 2010. CDC reports that at some point in their lifetimes, an estimated 1 in 16 African-American men and 1 in 32 African-American 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.
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The U.S. Government Observes National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

On National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (Feb. 7), CDC Points to Signs of Progress in the HIV Epidemic Within the African American Community

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

FY 2015 Trans-NIH Plan for HIV-Related Research: Comprehensive plan for all National Institutes of Health (NIH) HIV-related research for 2015, 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: Research studies related to HIV/AIDS and African Americans, from the AIDSinfo clinical trial search. 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 and African Americans, from CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN)
 
HIV/AIDS - Specific Populations: African Americans
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