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14th Annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD)

 
14th Annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD)

On February 7th we celebrate the 14th Annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). The theme of this year’s National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is “I Am My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper. Fight HIV/AIDS!” The goals for NBHAAD are Get Educated, Get Tested, Get Involved and Get Treated.

Attached is a fact sheet with Louisiana’s statistics regarding HIV/AIDS in the black community. This fact sheet is also posted to our Facebook HIV411 page!

In 2011, blacks made up 14% of the US population but accounted for 46% of new HIV infections.

 Black men accounted for 71% of new HIV infections among blacks.

For more information please also see visit:

http://hiv411.org

http://www.cdc.gov/features/blackhivaidsawareness/

http://aids.gov/news-and-events/awareness-days/black/

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