National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) is Monday, February 7. The Strategic Leadership Council is the community group that sets the direction for NBHAAD. This year’s observance is an opportunity to increase awareness and spark conversations about HIV.
Following is a list of resources from HIV.gov and our federal partners to help you become involved and watch:
OIDP will host a Live with Leadership webinar on Monday, February 7 at 2:00 pm. The session will focus on how communities, the Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative, and the National HIV/AIDS Strategy prioritizes ending the HIV epidemic in Black communities.
Our NBHAAD Awareness Day page has resources such as the NBHAAD logo, fact sheets, and other materials from the community and across the U.S. Government. You also can use and share the CDC’s NBHAAD digital toolkit and their Let’s Stop HIV Together campaign resource for virtual or other events.
Black Americans continue to be disproportionately affected by HIV compared to other racial/ethnic groups. One of the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (2022–2025) is to reduce HIV-related disparities and health inequities. Please watch and share a webinar on how the Strategy can be used in local communities.
Join the Let’s Stop HIV Together campaign and National Black Justice Coalition’s NBHAAD webinar on Thursday, January 27, 2022, at 1:00 pm ET to get the latest on Social Determinants of Health and HIV in black communities. Register today!
EHE implementation is a data-driven, locally implemented effort to reduce new HIV infections. Please share information on ongoing 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 individuals whom you know. Learn about the FDA’s first approval of a long-acting injectable treatment for HIV pre-exposure prevention.
The HIV Services Locator can help you find HIV Services. Please share information about where individuals can find PrEP providers in their local area.
HIV self-testing is a key strategy to increase testing and diagnoses, especially while 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 nearby. (Be sure to call ahead to inquire about the availability of self-testing.)
HIV treatment helps people with HIV stay healthy and live longer. There is also a major prevention benefit: People with HIV who take HIV medicine daily as prescribed and get and keep an undetectable viral load have effectively no risk of sexually transmitting HIV to an HIV-negative partner. Please share information about the importance of getting and staying on HIV treatment.
Basic HIV facts about HIV prevention, diagnosis, and treatment also are available. Know the facts and spread the word with family members and friends who have not been tested for HIV, might be at risk, or are living with HIV.
Join the conversation
The hashtag for NBHAAD 2022 is #NBHAAD. Let your voice be heard by using the hashtag on your social media.
Follow, like, or share these channels to join the conversation:
- Facebook: HIVgov, CDC HIV, and Start Talking Stop HIV
- Twitter: @HIVGov, @CDC_HIV/AIDS, @DrMerminCDC
- Instagram: @HIVgov, @stophivtogether, @starttalkinghiv
We’ll be posting content on HIV.gov and on our social media channels throughout NBHAAD. For the latest on HIV resources, policies, and programs, sign up to receive email updates.