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The HIV/AIDS Epidemic and African Americans: A message from Dr. Kevin Fenton, Director, CDC National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention
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About the Day
The Facts
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About the Day

February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. 

A working group of national organizations directs, plans, and organizes National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Exist Disclaimer in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The Facts

Blacks are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS. While making up only 13 percent of the U.S. population, they account for more than 49 percent of AIDS cases. AIDS is now the leading cause of death for Black women ages 25 to 34, and the second leading cause of death for Black men ages 35 to 44.


  • Posters
    View, download and customize these posters to promote your National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day events!
  • Fact Sheets
    View and download these fact sheets. Post them on bulletin boards, share with local newspapers and ditribute at events!
  • Read about the new CDC HIV incidence data and get information on subpopulations.
  • Websites
    AIDS.gov is the gateway to all Federal domestic information on HIV/AIDS prevention, testing, treatment, research, policies and resources.
    blackaidsday.org Exist Disclaimer provides information about National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness day events and resources.
  • Podcasts
    Listen to and share this message from CDC National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention Director, Dr. Kevin Fenton about HIV/AIDS and African Americans. Read the transcript.
  • Mobile Resources
    To find an HIV Testing location near you, send a text message with your ZIP code to KNOWIT (566948) or visit www.hivtest.org Exist Disclaimer.
  • Take Action

    There are many ways you can take action in the response to HIV/AIDS:

    • get tested for HIV
    • practice safe methods to prevent HIV
    • decide not to engage in high risk behaviors
    • talk about HIV prevention with family, friends, and colleagues
    • provide support to people living with HIV/AIDS
    • get involved with or host an event for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day in your community