February 7th is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This day was created to raise awareness and to make a difference in the HIV epidemic in our communities by getting tested, treated, educated, and involved.
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day was started 14 years ago to focus attention on HIV in blacks and African Americans,* the racial/ethnic group most affected by HIV in the United States.
According to the CDC, blacks make up only 12% of the U.S. population but had nearly half (44%) of all new HIV infections in the United States in 2010.
Know your status! Come out for National Black HIV/Aids Awareness Day Testing on February 7th, 12pm- 4pm at Greenbriar Mall in the Macy’s parking lot.
You are also invited to join DeKalb CSB, and The Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority on February 4th for a screening of Lisa Biagiotti’s award-winning documentary “deepsouth”, an exploration into the lives of those affected by HIV in the American South.