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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – NBHAAD

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) is February 7, 2021. NBHAAD is an opportunity to address the disproportionate impact HIV/AIDS continues to have on the Black community, end HIV transmission, increase support for those living with the virus, and reduce stigma.  

In 2018, Black people accounted for 13% of the population but 42% of the 37,968 new HIV diagnoses in the US. Black women accounted for 6 in 10 new HIV infections among women in 2016. People living in the Southern states made up more than half of all new HIV diagnoses nationwide and of those regional diagnoses, 53% were among Black southerners. 

NBJC has created the Words Matter HIV Toolkit to support Black people in having asset-based, stigma-free conversations about holistic health and wellness and encourages loved ones to stay healthy by taking medicine if they are living with HIV or are on PrEP.

On NBHAAD NBJC will create a virtual safe space to inspire, inform, and empower people to know their HIV status and get tested. Join us to learn about HIV testing, get tested in the way that is most comfortable for you, and send a tweet using #TalkAndGetTested. 

Get tested to know your status. Doctors recommend testing every three to six months. You can find a testing site near you HERE or get a free at-home HIV testing kit HERE

Twitter Moment:

We’re excited to spark a conversation about NBHAAD by creating a virtual safe space to inspire, inform, and empower people to know their HIV status and get tested. Join us on this day by getting tested and using #TalkAndGetTested. You can engage and participate in the Twitter moment HERE. 

Digital Assets: 

You can engage in National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and help spread essential information about HIV testing by using the NBHAAD toolkit and digital assets provided by NBJC. Share these assets across social media platforms to start a conversation with those who follow you and use the hashtags: #NBHAAD, #TalkAndGetTested, #PACT4HIV, #WordsMatterHIV, and #MyFirstHIVTweet.

The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is a civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and same gender loving (LGBTQ/SGL) people, including people living with HIV/AIDS.