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6 Things You Can Do for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

February 2, 2016

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Elijah McKinnon, Digital Communication Coordinator

An estimated 1 in 16 Black men and 1 in 32 Black women will be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetimes. It’s time to put an end to these sobering statistics. Help us spread the word about National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) on Sunday, Feb. 7th.

Below is a roundup of 6 things you can do for #NBHAAD:  

  1. Get tested for HIV. You can find a testing center in your area on http://hivtest.cdc.gov, or by visiting one of our featured HIV testing sites in Chicago.
  2. Attend a community event like #PrEP4Love LIVE presents CRAZYSEXYCOOL or Black Lives Matter: Research, Policy and Program. Visit the official NBHAAD website for events happening near you.
  3. Help promote HIV and testing by lending your voice and sharing information about NHBAAD on social media. Here are some sample posts and images  to use leading up to and on #NBHAAD:
  • 1 week till Nat'l Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day! Get the facts. Get tested. Get involved. Get treated #NBHAAD
  • Feb 7 is Nat'l Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day #NBHAAD. Help us end HIV in black America. http://bit.ly/1f3mkju
  • Today is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day #NBHAAD. Help us end HIV in black America. http://bit.ly/1f3mkju
  • African Americans bear greatest burden of HIV in US. Get the facts. Get tested. Get involved. Get treated #NBHAAD
  • On National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, get tested. If you have HIV, get treated #NBHAAD http://bit.ly/1f3mkju
  • In Chicago, half of all new HIV cases are among African-Americans. Get the facts. Get tested. Get involved. Get treated #NBHAAD
  1.  Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #NBHAAD. Share/retweet/repost awareness day messages. 
  2. Read and share Inside Story’s from Aidschicago.org about the impacts of HIV in the Black community of Chicago.
    1. Fighting for Black Liberation in Chicago
    2. We stand with Black lives
    3. A shared vision is a vision shared: Caprice Carthans discusses trans healthcare
    4. Beverly elevates young women and transwomen in new youth led STI prevention campaign
    5. This is me. This is who God created. An interview with Rev. Charles Straight
    6. Budget Cute target organizations supporting Black MSM including a vital link to care
  3. Stay up to date on NBHAAD information by visiting http://nationalblackaidsday.org/

Categorized under Chicago, Inside Story and Prevention.

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