Sunday, February 7, 2016
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Today is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This date is observed to raise awareness among the nations's African-American community of the life-threatening effects of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, and to increase the commitment of all cultures in the struggle against new infections of this devastating illness.
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) has four key components of their initiative: get educated, get tested, get treated and get involved. By encouraging the Black community to engage in these four efforts, the goal is to significantly reduce the incidents of HIV infections among all African-Americans of all ages and both genders.
The educational component features perspectives and statistics that challenge the often-held myth that it is only Black, gay men who become infected with HIV. This stereotype isn't restricted to just the African-American population. Despite numerous campaigns to the American people, many still think that HIV/AIDS is a "gay disease." This stigma is one of the primary reasons for the continued infection rate among the non-same gender loving community.
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day has an awareness ribbon that features the three traditional colors of the Black equality/liberation movement: black, green and red.
For additional information on NBHAAD, click the link here.
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