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HIV/AIDS Awareness Days

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
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February 7, 2017


Every year individuals and organizations across the nation participate in National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day to promote HIV education, testing, community involvement, and treatment in black communities. Here are three facts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that will persuade you to join the effort on February 7:
  • Compared with other races and ethnicities, African Americans account for a higher proportion of new HIV diagnoses, those living with HIV, and those ever diagnosed with AIDS.
  • At the end of 2012, only 37% of African Americans living with HIV were prescribed antiretroviral therapy (ART).
  • In 2013, 3,742 African Americans died of HIV or AIDS, accounting for 54% of total deaths attributed to the disease that year.

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

FY 2017 Trans-NIH Plan for HIV-Related Research: Comprehensive plan for all National Institutes of Health (NIH) HIV-related research for 2017, from the Office of AIDS Research (OAR), NIH. Reducing HIV-related health disparities is an overarching focus across NIH research.
 
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

HIV Among African Americans and HIV Among African American Gay and Bisexual Men, from CDC
 
HIV/AIDS and African Americans, from the Office of Minority Health
 
HIV/AIDS - Specific Populations: African Americans
 
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