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Feb 7: National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day


CHDB ( 2/1/2007 9:14:35 AM )


February 7th is recognized annually as the National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) - a nationwide community mobilization initiative that leads to capacity building to increase awareness, participation, and support for HIV prevention among African Americans.

The goal of NBHAAD is to motivate Black Americans at risk for HIV to get educated and tested, and to get HIV/AIDS stakeholders involved in prevention education programs, HIV testing, press conferences, community forums and other activities to raise awareness, participation and support for HIV prevention among Black Americans. Since 2001, federal, state, and local governmental agencies; community-based organizations; AIDS service organizations; public and private partners in prevention, treatment and care; as well as partners in the business, entertainment, and faith communities have all joined together in support of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

You can register and order supplies for your event(s) at


Oscar ( 1/12/2013 6:30:43 AM )


HIV is the virus, HIV positive means you are incfeted with it. AIDS is a syndrome caused by HIV but it takes an average of 8-10 years for an HIV infection to develop into AIDS.AIDS is defined by a serious decline in your immune system (specifically, your CD4 positive T cells) and leaves you vulnerable to a wide variety of infections that people with healthy immune systems fight off easily.Other effects of being incfeted with HIV (and NOT caused by opportunistic infections) include dementia (cognitive decline), sensory neuropathy (losing your sense of touch), and glomerulonephropathy (which can lead to kidney failure and the need for dialysis).


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