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February 4, 2015

Marking National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Unfortunately, what was true last year, the year before, and the decade before that remains true today: the Black community is the racial/ethnic group most affected by HIV in the US. In fact, it not overstating the situation to say HIV is a crisis in the Black community in America. The numbers don’t lie: Black people accounted for an estimated 44 percent of all new HIV infections among adults and adolescents aged 13 years or older in 2010, despite representing just 12 percent of the US population. In Massachusetts, Black people are 
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