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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Take Action This National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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Project ABLE, a statewide coalition of AIDS service providers, advocates and people with HIV/AIDS, is commemorating National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day this year with its first Virtual Lobby Day on Tuesday, February 7. As proud members of Project ABLE, Fenway Health and AIDS Action Committee urge you to get involved and take action this Tuesday to fight HIV/AIDS and end racial health care disparities. According to the Department of Public Health, black residents in Massachusetts are diagnosed with HIV infection at ten times the rate of white populations. This disparity is unacceptable and must be combatted with renewed investment in 
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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Combatting Health Disparities

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February 7 marks National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a time to recommit to ending HIV/AIDS stigma, increasing testing, and fighting health care disparities in black communities. While new HIV/AIDS infections in general have decreased significantly in recent years, black men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender women, and cisgender women still face wide disparities in terms of HIV/AIDS preventative care, testing, and virus management. According to the CDC, black Americans account for 45% of total new HIV infections, 40% of new infections among men, 62% of new infections among women, and 64% of new infections among children. Young black 
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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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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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