Resources for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) is Monday, February 7. The Strategic Leadership Council is the community group that sets the direction for the NBHAAD. This year’s celebration is an opportunity to raise awareness and spark conversations about HIV.
Below is a list of resources from HIV.gov and our federal partners to help you get involved and watch:
OIDP will host a Live with Leadership webinar on Monday, February 7 at 2:00 p.m. The session will focus on how communities, the Ending the HIV Epidemic Initiative and the National HIV/AIDS Strategy are prioritizing ending the HIV epidemic in Black communities.
Our NBHAAD Awareness Day page contains resources such as the NBHAAD logo, fact sheets, and other community and US government materials. You can also use and share the CDC’s NBHAAD digital toolkit and their Let’s stop HIV together campaign resource for virtual or other events.
To be informed
Black Americans continue to be disproportionately affected by HIV compared to other racial/ethnic groups. One of the objectives of the National Strategy to Combat HIV/AIDS (2022-2025) is to reduce health disparities and inequalities related to HIV. Please watch and share a webinar on how the Strategy can be used in local communities.
Join Let’s stop HIV together campaign and National Coalition for Black Justice NBHAAD Webinar on Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. ET for the latest news on social determinants of health and HIV in Black communities. Register today!
Implementing EHE is a data-driven, locally-implemented effort to reduce new HIV infections. Please share information on current strategies to diagnose, treat, prevent and respond to HIV.
PrEP is an important HIV prevention tool, and the Ready Set PrEP program may be right for you or eligible people you know. Learn about the first FDA approval of a long-acting injectable treatment for pre-exposure HIV prevention.
The HIV service locator can help you find HIV services. Please share information on where individuals can find PrEP providers in their area.
HIV self-testing is a key strategy to increase testing and diagnosis, especially when in-person testing services have been disrupted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find information about self-testing on HIV.gov. Please use and share the locator to find testing services near you. (Be sure to call ahead to inquire about self-test availability.)
HIV treatment helps people living with HIV stay healthy and live longer. There is also a major prevention benefit: people living with HIV who take anti-HIV drugs daily as prescribed and achieve and maintain an undetectable viral load effectively have no risk of sexually transmitting HIV to a HIV-negative partner. Please share information about the importance of getting and staying on HIV treatment.
Basic HIV information regarding HIV prevention, diagnosis and treatment is also available. Know the facts and spread the word to family members and friends who have not been tested for HIV, who may be at risk, or who are living with HIV.
Join the conversation
The hashtag for NBHAAD 2022 is #NBHAAD. Make your voice heard by using the hashtag on your social networks.
Follow, like or share these channels to join the conversation:
We will be posting content on HIV.gov and on our social media channels through the NBHAAD. For the latest HIV resources, policies and programs, sign up to receive email updates.