Friday, February 6, 2009

Black Life Is Worth Saving. Get Educated! Get Tested! Get Involved! Get Treated!

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is Saturday, February 7, 2009. In Delaware and across the country, communities will be taking action and spreading the word to help prevent and treat HIV/AIDS. Nationwide, Blacks account for nearly half of all HIV/AIDS cases. Here in Delaware, this is even higher. 67% of our state’s residents with HIV/AIDS are Black.

NBHAAD is an annual initiative for HIV testing and treatment directed by a group of national organizations in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The goal is to mobilize communities and address specific issues in regards to local epidemics and best practices that are science-based and will influence the course of HIV in Black communities across our country.

For more information on what you can do, including events taking place in Delaware, visit

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