National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day was founded by organizations springing from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 1999, and has evolved into an eleven-year movement.
Held on February 7th of each year, National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is geared toward education, testing/treatment, and community involvemnt of African Americans.
There are events taking place all over the state of Maryland on Monday. In Baltimore alone, there will be a candlelight vigil, a community forum, a radio broadcast, and HIV testing stations.
How does this relate to Moveable Feast? As a social service agency, more than 90% of our clients served -including clients of our community partner programs clients - are African American. So we relate deeply to this important day each year.
Check back on February 7th for another post about National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day!