National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) is a day to increase awareness about HIV among Black communities and encourage people to get involved in prevention efforts, get tested, and get treatment if they are living with HIV.
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Here's the 'Why'!
In 2019, African American people accounted for 13% of the US population but 41% of estimated new HIV infections. While there was no significant change in estimated new HIV infections among African American people between 2015 and 2019, the annual number of HIV infections decreased among African American gay and bisexual men aged 13 to 24. This may indicate the partial success of focused HIV prevention, testing, and treatment efforts. However, there is still much work to do to reduce incidence and disparities.
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