How to share the news of National Black HIV / AIDS Awareness Day
Sunday February 7, 2021 is the annual celebration of National Black HIV / AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). The Strategic Leadership Council is the community group that sets direction for NBHAAD. This year’s celebration comes at a time of renewed concern and action for equity and inclusion in health across the country.
We’ve put together a list of resources from HIV.gov and our federal partners to help you get involved with NBHAAD and spread the word.
Where to go
Our NBHAAD Awareness Day page contains resources such as the NBHAAD logo, fact sheets and other materials from the community and the entire US government. We present the NBHAAD digital toolkit from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and their Let’s stop HIV together campaign resources that you can use and share. We’ll also add registration details for some upcoming webinars hosted by the HHS Office of Infectious Disease and HIV / AIDS Policy (OIDP) and CDC that anyone can attend.
We encourage you to stay tuned for communications from the Strategic Leadership Council regarding this year’s celebration. And make sure you don’t miss the Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America (EHE) quarterly initiative stakeholders webinar on January 27, which will provide updates on key federal activities related to EHE implementation and highlight ways to improve diagnostic results , HIV care and prevention for black women. register here join.
What there is to know
Given the disproportionate impact of HIV on black communities, we encourage you to find out what is happening with the implementation of the EHE. This data-driven, locally-implemented effort continues its important work to reduce new HIV infections, even as our country’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
PrEP is an important HIV prevention tool, and the Ready Set PrEP program may be right for you or the eligible people you work with. Please share information on the HIV Service Finder, where individuals can find PrEP providers in their area.
Self-testing for HIV is a key strategy to improve uptake of testing and increase diagnostics, especially at a time when face-to-face testing services have been disrupted. Find information about the self-test at HIV.gov. Please use and share the locator to find testing services nearby. (Be sure to call ahead to inquire about self-test availability.)
Treatment for HIV helps people living with HIV stay healthy and live longer. There is also a major prevention benefit: People living with HIV who take prescribed anti-HIV drugs daily and who achieve and maintain an undetectable viral load are effectively at no risk of transmitting HIV sexually to someone else. HIV negative partner. Please share information about the importance of getting and staying on HIV treatment.
For more information, we provide basic facts about HIV regarding HIV prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Know the facts and spread the word (with your encouragement and support) to friends and family who have not been tested for HIV, may be at risk, or are living with HIV.
How to share
The hashtag for NBHAAD 2021 is #NBHAAD. Make your voice heard by using the hashtag on your social networks.
The following channels are part of the conversation, follow them up, like or share:
Find out more
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