lunes, 1 de febrero de 2016

Things you can do to commemorate National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day February 7

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Things you can do to commemorate National Black HIV/AIDS Awarenes Day, February 7

1. Get Educated
Learn the basics about HIV and AIDS and its impact on Black Americans. Today, more tools than ever are available to prevent HIV. In addition to limiting your number of sexual partners, never sharing needles, and using condoms correctly and consistently, you may be able to take advantage of medicines that prevent and treat HIV, including pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), and antiretroviral therapy (ART).
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2. Get Tested

Are you Doing It? Testing for HIV? CDC recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 get tested for HIV at least once as part of routine health care and that people with certain risk factors get tested more often. After you have learned the basics about HIV testing, you can find a testing center in your area.
  • Use our Doing It website to find a testing site
  • Text your ZIP code to “KNOW IT” (566948)
  • Call 1-800-CDC-INFO
  • Talk to your doctor or health care provider
  • Take a home HIV test 
Doing It

3. Get Involved
Check out Act Against AIDS on social media. You can find us on FacebookTwitter andInstagram.
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Help get #NBHAAD trending on social media. Post photos and messages on social media to spread the message about HIV prevention and how to protect yourself and your partner. Share and tweet awareness day messages or create your own. Here are a few sample posts:
  • Feb 7 is Nat’l Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day #NBHAAD. Help end HIV in black America.
  • There is no cure for HIV, but it is preventable. Learn how to protect yourself and your partner. #NBHAAD
  • On National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, get tested. If you have HIV, get treated #NBHAAD
  • #DoingIt! Get tested for @NatBlackAIDSDay. #NBHAAD
  • Its @NatBlackAIDSDay. Mark the occasion by getting tested today! #NBHAAD #DoingIt!
Host an NBHAAD event in your communityOrder free NBHAAD materials and register your event on

4. Get Treated
If you are living with HIV, check out CDC’s Act Against AIDS campaigns and the available resources. The HIV Treatment Works campaign encourages people living with HIV to get in care and starting taking HIV medications, remain in care, and adhere to treatment. For additional materials or questions, please email

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