Feb 7 celebrates National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

On Thursday, February 7, 2013, our nation will again recognize National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD).  DOWNLOAD MP3. Since 2008, this blog has helped us share information and link to resources for HIV/AIDS Awareness Days. In 2013, we continue to blog about NBHAAD, including drawing on additional new media tools (Twitter , Facebook , Pinterest , etc.) Every year we look back at past blog posts to remind us where we have been and where we need to go in using new media in our … [Read more...]

Twitter Event – Feb 5 @ 2 PM, National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), along with its partners, will be hosting a Twitter Event tomorrow, Tuesday, February 5, at 2pm ET, to commemorate National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) This is celebrated annually on February 7. Twitter events give us an opportunity to connect with people across the country and in every community. For tomorrow’s Twitter chat we have already asked for and received numerous questions from community members on … [Read more...]

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day– February 7

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – February 7 February 6, 2012   (This message is also available on video.) On this National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, we have greater opportunity than ever before to reverse the HIV epidemic in Black America and the nation as a whole. Today, we have a National HIV/AIDS Strategy that directs the nation to focus its prevention efforts on communities at greatest risk, including African-Americans – the racial group most severely … [Read more...]

Michelle Samplin-Salgado – Facing AIDS on World AIDS Day and EVERY Day

      Facing AIDS on World AIDS Day and EVERY Day    By Michelle Samplin-Salgado, AIDS.gov New Media Strategist Yesterday was National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Next month, we will commemorate National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (March 10) and National Native HIV/AIDS Day (March 20). Throughout the year, there are many nationally recognized HIV/AIDS Awareness Days. Some of these days provide an opportunity to understand and respond to the HIV epidemic's impact on a specific … [Read more...]

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – February 7, 2011

  National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day     Today is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a day to reflect on the lives touched by and lost to HIV/AIDS. In the United States, HIV continues to take its toll on African Americans, who have the highest rates of HIV infection of all races. Blacks make up just 14 percent of the U.S. population, yet account for almost half of those living and dying with HIV and AIDS in this country. There are many complex social and environmental factors that … [Read more...]

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius – National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, February 7, 2011‏

    Statement by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius regarding   National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day,  February 7, 2011      On February 7, the nation will observe the 11th annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This year also marks the 30th anniversary of the first reports of AIDS in the United States.     Breaking the Silence   Since the beginning of the epidemic, African Americans have been deeply affected by HIV. Black men who have sex with men and black women are particularly … [Read more...]

We All Have Important Roles to Play: National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – February 7, 2011

    As we approach the 11th annual observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) on February 7th, we are reminded that the impact of HIV is greater among Blacks than any other racial/ethnic group in the United States. African Americans represent 13 percent of the U.S. population; but 46 percent of the estimated 1.1 million people living with HIV in the United States are Black (that’s more than 500,000 African Americans living with HIV in the U.S. today). For more information … [Read more...]

The Importance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – Feb. 7

  The Importance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day     For the last three years, our blog posts for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), February 7th of every year, have focused on new media or statistics about African Americans and HIV. This year we wanted to share with you thoughts from two of our colleagues.   No new media. No statistics.   Just important words about an important day: As a Black gay man or woman living with HIV, you know, the challenges for all of us … [Read more...]

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