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February 7th 2022
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) is observed annually on February 7, during Black History Month. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) recognizes #NBHAAD and the disproportionate impact of HIV on Black Americans. Black people make up 13 percent of the U.S. population, but were 42 percent of new HIV diagnoses in 2018, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
It is important to acknowledge and address the social and structural determinants of health that drive the HIV-related health disparities experienced by Black communities. This annual day of awareness is meant to increase access to HIV education, testing, treatment, and prevention services like PrEP in the Black community.
Share the following images on your social media to spark conversations in your local community about HIV and highlight progress being made to reduce HIV among Black people. Find more images and graphics to share with your networks here.
Together, when we work to stop HIV stigma, we help reduce HIV-related disparities and health inequities in Black communities. Let’s celebrate progress in reducing new HIV diagnoses and recognize that to #StopHIVTogether, we must all address barriers like racism, homophobia, and transphobia.
To find more images and graphics to share with your NC community, visit the NC DHHS NBHAAD website.
To view all HIV/STD Awareness Days, visit the NC DHHS National HIV/STD Awareness Days website.