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National Black HIV Awareness Day


February 6, 2020

February 7, 2020 is National Black HIV Awareness Day, a day to get facts about HIV/AIDS as they relate to the African American community. The 2020 theme is “We’re in This Together” highlighting the importance of social support from friends, family, colleagues, and partners when addressing HIV in the black community. In 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that Blacks/African Americans accounted for 43% of all HIV diagnoses in the United States and six dependent areas, despite making up 13% of the U.S. population. The CDC estimates that one in 20 black me...

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