Black communities have made great progress in reducing HIV. Yet racism, discrimination, and mistrust in the health care system may affect whether Black people seek or receive HIV prevention services. These issues may also reduce the likelihood of engaging in HIV treatment and care. NBHAAD is an opportunity to increase HIV education, testing, community involvement, and treatment among Black communities.
We recognize this day to acknowledge how HIV disproportionately affects Black people.
This year’s theme is “Engage, Educate, Empower: Uniting to End HIV/AIDS in Black Communities”.