Feb 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day


February 7th is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

How Will You Help Raise Awareness?

By race/ethnicity, African Americans face the most severe burden of HIV in the United States. While making up only 13% of the U.S. population, they account for more than 49% of AIDS cases and 46% of people living with a diagnosis of an HIV infection. 

  
AIDS is now the leading cause of death for Black women ages 25 – 34

and the second leading cause of death for Black men ages 35 – 44

Despite extensive research, there still is no vaccine for HIV/AIDS. We encourage all Americans, especially communities of color, to recognize the impact of HIV/AIDS on their communities, to practice prevention, and to learn more about HIV vaccine research in order to make it a reality and to bring us closer to ending the epidemic.

Take Action 
There are many ways you can take action in the fight against HIV/AIDS:
  • Get tested for HIV
  • Practice safe methods to prevent HIV
  • Decide not to engage in high risk behaviors
  • Talk about HIV prevention with family, friends and colleagues
  • Provide support to people living with HIV/AIDS
  • Wear a Red Ribbon to restart the conversation and raise awareness for HIV/AIDS
Visit UNTIL.org to purchase a Red Beaded Ribbon Pin ($10)today so that you can wear it proudly on February 7 in honor of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

Increase compassion, understanding and responsibility …
Until There’s A Cure
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