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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

This National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, let's recommit to lowering infection rates in the African-American community.

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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Black gay and bisexual men in the US are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS.

To Reduce HIV Among Black Americans, Many Tools are Needed

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Kenneth Mayer, MD and Sean Cahill, PhD co-authored this blog post. We are familiar with the sobering statistics of HIV’s devastating impact on Black America: 44% of new HIV infections each year are among Black Americans, who make up only 12% of the U.S. population. Black women are 20 times as likely as White women, and 4 times as likely as Latina woman, to have HIV. New infections among Black gay and bisexual men in their teens and 20s increased 48% from 2006 to 2009. In 2010 nearly 11,000 Black gay and bisexual men were newly diagnosed; about 5,000 of 
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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Infographic

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In honor of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, we created this infographic that highlights some eye-opening facts about the impact HIV/AIDS has on black men who have sex with men. You can help raise awareness by sharing this infographic on Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter. Click the image below to view or download a high-res PDF. And don’t forget to: Get Educated. Get Tested. Get Involved. Get Treated. 
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HIV/AIDS disproportionately affects black men who have sex with men (MSM)

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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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% were 
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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is February 7, 2013

Addressing HIV/AIDS Among Women of Color

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February 7 marks National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, dedicated to reducing the number of new HIV infections among the black population in the United States through education and action. While blacks represent approximately 14 percent of the U.S. population, they account for almost half of people living with HIV in the U.S. Within the African American community, gay and bisexual men are the most affected, followed by women, who account for 57 percent of all new HIV infections among women nationwide. They represent one of the fastest growing populations infected with HIV, and face a number of unique risk factors 
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