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.
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.
- 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