National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, observed on February 7, 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.
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.
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: The Strategic Leadership Council
To learn more, visit http://www.nationalblackaidsday.org