domingo, 8 de febrero de 2015

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Reducing HIV Among African American Communities

Dept. of Health & Human Services
Feb 04, 2015
By: Sylvia Mathews Burwell, HHS Secretary
Like so many Americans, I have seen the tragedy first hand, of friends lost to HIV/ AIDS. I’ve also seen the hope of those living with HIV as we continue to work toward an AIDS free generation.
Each February 7th, we mark National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). It’s an opportunity for all of us to honor the memory of those we’ve lost, and to call attention to the fact that HIV continues to disproportionately affect African American men, women, and youth.
The numbers are startling: African Americans represent only 14 percent of the U.S. population, but account for almost half of all new HIV infections in the United States per year, as well as more than one-third of all people living with HIV in our nation.
February 7th is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
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