HIV/AIDS Awareness Days

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
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February 7, 2018


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. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
  • Compared to other races and ethnicities, African Americans account for a higher proportion of new HIV diagnoses, those living with HIV, and those ever receiving a diagnosis of AIDS.
  • In 2015, 48% (8,702) of AIDS diagnoses in the United States were among African Americans.
  • In 2014, 3,591 African Americans died of HIV or AIDS, accounting for 53% of total deaths attributed to the disease that year in the United States.
To learn more, browse the AIDSinfo 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 2018 Trans-NIH Plan for HIV-Related Research, 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 research is to better understand the relationship between HIV and 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 Office of Minority Health:
From the National Library of Medicine’s AIDSource:
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