National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
February 7, 2010
February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). The goal of this observance is to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS in the African-American community and build the capacity of black communities and organizations to confront this epidemic.
African Americans are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS. According to the latest surveillance data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the 34 states with long-term, confidential, name-based HIV reporting, blacks represented only 13% of the U.S. population but accounted for 51% of people diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in 2007.
NBHAAD supports programs that promote:
- Education about HIV/AIDS
- Routine Testing for HIV/AIDS
- Involvement of African Americans in the fight against HIV/AIDS
- HIV/AIDS Treatment for all those who need it
The theme of the 2010 NBHAAD is “HIV/AIDS Prevention – A Choice and a Lifestyle!”
The links on this page provide information about NBHAAD and resources on HIV prevention, treatment, and research, including information specifically related to African Americans.
AIDSinfo provides information on HIV/AIDS treatment and research:
- HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials: Database of clinical trials designed to help patients and health care providers locate trials studying HIV/AIDS.
- HIV Vaccine Information: Links to HIV vaccine clinical trials as well as fact sheets about therapeutic and preventive HIV vaccines.
- HIV/AIDS Drug Information: Database of fact sheets on HIV/AIDS-related drugs.
- Glossary of HIV/AIDS-Related Terms: Definitions of medical and scientific terms related to HIV/AIDS and its treatment.
- HIV/AIDS Fact Sheets: Fact sheets on HIV/AIDS-related topics for persons newly diagnosed with HIV or considering starting treatment.
- Live Help: One-on-one assistance via the internet to help people navigate the AIDSinfo and infoSIDA Web sites and get federally approved information on HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention research, HIV/AIDS clinical trials, and treatment guidelines. Assistance is also available by calling 800-448-0440.