National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Get Tested, Get Educated, Get Involved

Tomorrow, Tuesday, February 7th, is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD)! If you’re free from 3-7pm be sure to stop by Mondawmin Mall in the Center Court; Total Health Care and United Healthcare are hosting free screenings, health and wellness information, free food, tons of giveaways and prizes, plus a special guest. There is NO FEE for this event so bring your family and friends with you.  

What is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day?
Every 9.5 minutes, ONE person contracts HIV, meaning that 13,860 individuals are infected each day. African Americans account for the majority of those infected. In efforts to change these numbers by spreading awareness in black communities all over the nation, five national organizations financed by the Center for Disease Control initiated the National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) in 2000. NBHAAD is a national day of HIV testing and treatment in the community. It focuses on helping blacks get educated, tested, involved, and treated in hopes of rebuilding black communities and saving black people’s lives. Your sexual orientation, sex, socioeconomic status, age, or any other factor does not matter.  

For more information about National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day or the event at Mondawmin Mall, check out http://www.blackaidsday.org or contact 410-383-8300. Additionally, feel free to email info@blackaidsday.org.

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