What is NBHAAD?
National Black Hiv/Aids Awareness Day
is an HIV testing and treatment community mobilization initiative designed to increase the awareness of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment among Blacks in the United States and across the Diaspora.
The movement has four main objectives that it hopes to realize within Black communities:
Education: To distribute information about HIV/AIDS locally.
Testing: Establish February 7 as an annual day to get an HIV test.
Involvement: Increase the number of Blacks involved locally.
Treatment: For those newly testing HIV+ and those coming to terms with their status, get them aware of treatment services and information.
When is it recognized?
February 7, 2013
Why is there a need?
In 2006, HIV was the ninth leading cause of death for all Blacks and third leading cause of death for Black men and women, ages 25-44.
In 2009, an estimated 16,741 Blacks were diagnosed with AIDS in the US, a number that has slowly decreased since 2006.
Blacks represent approximately 14% of the United States population, but 44% of all new HIV infections.
HIV is 100% preventable!
Where Are the Events?
NBHAAD is a nationwide movement, with organizers planning activities and events in thousands of locales. We are making an emergency Call to Action
for all cities with the highest prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Black communities. These cities include Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, Newark, New York, Oakland, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham, San Francisco, Trenton and Washington, D.C.
Even if your city is not listed, one HIV infection
in Black America is one too many.
Who Are the Organizers?
NBHAAD is directed, planned and strategically overseen by organizations/groups, commonly referred to as the Strategic Leadership Council
. This group works in partnership with planners and organizers all across the United States to ensure events and activities planned are organized and delivered the best way possible.
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