National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is an annual opportunity to help reduce HIV among African Americans by promoting HIV prevention, testing, and treatment. National HIV prevention efforts are reducing the burden of HIV infection among some African Americans, but more progress is needed. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that in 2018, blacks/African Americans accounted for 13% of the U.S. population but 42% of the 37,832 new HIV diagnoses in the United States and dependent areas.
Browse this National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day webpage to learn more.
The U.S. Government Observes National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Webpages:
HIV/AIDS-Related Research and African Americans
NIH Strategic Plan for HIV and HIV-Related Research (FY 2021-2025), from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of AIDS Research (OAR). The Plan describes NIH research priorities to prevent, treat, and eventually cure HIV/AIDS. An overarching focus of NIH HIV research is to better understand health disparities, including disparities that may be linked to race and ethnicity.
Research Related to HIV/AIDS and African Americans:
- Research within the past year, from PubMed.gov
- Research from the Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)
Additional Information and Resources
From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health:
From the Office of AIDS Research: