NBHAAD February 7th

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) is February 7th.

Now in its 20th year, NBHAAD is a day to increase awareness about HIV among Black communities and encourage people to get involved in prevention efforts, get tested, and get treatment if they are living with HIV.

Black History

HIV diagnoses have fallen in recent years among Black women—declining 20% from 2011 to 2015. However, Black women have HIV rates that still quadruple the rates of women of other ethnicities. In 2016, Black people accounted for 44% of HIV diagnoses, despite making up 12% of the U.S. population. Also, HIV diagnoses are up among Black gay and bisexual men aged 25-34—increasing 30% from 2011 to 2015. However, diagnoses among young Black gay and bisexual men (aged 13 to 24) are now stable, after years of increases. This good news shows that HIV prevention efforts are helping to reduce HIV infections and we still have work to do to “get to zero.”

My Brother’s Keeper, Inc. needs your help to make more progress in reducing HIV among Black families. Join us on NBHAAD this February 7th to promote HIV testing, prevention, and treatment and fight stigma around HIV. This year’s campaign: “Together for Love” encourages Black communities to consider how to be a part of the end of an epidemic by promoting HIV testing, prevention, care, and awareness. 

Together, we can make HIV Black History!

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While we expect the NBHAAD website to launch soon, we wanted to provide you with tools to help you plan now.

Here are a few links to materials to help you plan and sample social media content you can use. We want to highlight your NBHAAD efforts in our communication pieces, so please share with us your planned efforts!

Link Description
NBHAAD Partner Brand Guidelines If you are creating your own “Together For Love” materials to highlight your leadership or events, please use the brand guidelines for reference.
Together for Love Branding Element A high-resolution JPEG and PNG of the “Together for Love” heart-shaped bar.
NBHAAD Factsheet
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