Tag: HIV Testing

HIV Testing is HIV Prevention

HIV Testing is HIV Prevention

More than 30 years after HIV/AIDS became a public health threat in the United States, HIV infections are still rampant. In fact, according to the CDC, African Americans are the racial/ethnic group most affected by HIV in the United States. And gay and bisexual men account for more than half of estimated new HIV ...

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Black HIV/AIDS Awareness

Black HIV/AIDS Awareness

African Americans accounted for an estimated 44% of all new HIV infections among adults and adolescents (aged 13 years or older) in 2010, despite representing only 12% of the US population. Recognizing Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Healthyblackmen.org (HBM) reached out to an expert on the matter for a candid talk. ...

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CDC Updates HIV Lab Testing

CDC Updates HIV Lab Testing

As of 2010, an estimated 1.1 million persons in the United States were living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, of whom an estimated 181,000 were unaware of their infection. Approximately 49,000 new HIV diagnoses are reported to CDC each year, and the estimated number of new infections has ...

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NBHAAD is Feb. 7th

NBHAAD is Feb. 7th

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) is February 7, 2014 and was first observed in 1999. Get your HIV test. The Strategic Leadership Council plans and implements this observance.  The 2014 theme is “I Am My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper. Fight HIV/AIDS!”. If you test positive for HIV the most important ...

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