HIV/AIDS Awareness Days

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

February 7, 2019

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is an annual opportunity to promote HIV education, testing, community involvement, and treatment in black communities. HIV diagnoses among African Americans have declined in recent years. However, more work is needed to reduce HIV among African Americans. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • In 2016, African Americans accounted for 44% of HIV diagnoses, despite making up 12% of the U.S. population.
  • In 2016, more than half (58% or 10,223) of African Americans who received an HIV diagnosis were gay or bisexual men.
  • In 2015, 3,379 African Americans died of HIV disease, accounting for 52% of total deaths from HIV that year in the United States.

To learn more, browse this National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day webpage.


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

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Webpages:

HIV/AIDS-Related Research and African Americans

NIH Strategic Plan for HIV and HIV-Related Research (FY 2019-2020), from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of AIDS Research (OAR). The Plan describes NIH research priorities to prevent, treat, and eventually cure HIV/AIDS. An overarching focus of NIH HIV research is to better understand health disparities, including disparities that may be linked to race and ethnicity.

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:

Additional Information and Resources

From CDC:
From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health:
From the National Library of Medicine’s AIDSource:
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