February 7, 2013 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that black Americans accounted for 44% of all new HIV infections in 2010, despite making up only 14% of the population. That year, HIV incidence among blacks was almost eight times higher than that of whites. Black women account for 57 percent of all new HIV infections among women nationwide; but black men—especially those who have sex with men—are disproportionately affected. In 2010, black men represented almost one-third of all new HIV infections in the United States. Of those, 72% wereRead More
Subscribe To Fenway Focus
Fenway Health has served the LGBT community, those affected by HIV, and our other members of our community in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood and beyond for the last 40 years. Learn more about Fenway Health; our research arm, The Fenway Institute; and the Sidney Borum, Jr. Health Center, which provides safe, non-judgmental care for young people ages 12–29 who may not feel comfortable going anywhere else.
Affordable Care Act AIDS AIDS2012 AIDS Action Committee AIDS Walk Boston behavioral health bisexual Construction Update Events Fundraisers Gender identity Harbor to the Bay Health care Health Disparities HIV HIV/AIDS HIV/AIDS Policy HIV prevention HIV Research HIV testing International AIDS Conference Lesbian health LGBT advocacy LGBT Aging Project LGBT health LGBT Health Research LGBT seniors LGBT Youth Mentions in the news men who have sex with men National LGBT Health Education Center news Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis PrEP The Fenway Institute trans Transgender Transgender Awareness Week Transgender Health Trans Health Trans Women Health Violence Recovery Program Women's Health Young Leaders Council young people