National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, observed in February and sponsored by The Strategic Leadership Council, is designed to educate the Black community about the basics of HIV and AIDS. Testing is at the core of this initiative and critical for prevention of HIV in Black communities. It is hoped that Blacks will mark February 7 of every year as their annual or bi-annual day to get tested for HIV. This is vital for those who are sexually active and at high risk of contracting HIV.
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, sponsored by The Strategic Leadership Council, stresses that for those who have HIV, the connection to treatment and care services is paramount. Seeing a doctor, receiving care, and taking prescribed HIV medicines help individuals stay healthy and reduces the risk of transmitting the virus to others.
The awareness color for HIV/AIDS is Red.
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day:
The Strategic Leadership Council
To learn more, visit http://www.nationalblackaidsday.org