February 7th was National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day!

Please click the post link to see the image and full post! From this website for the holiday: "February 7, 2018 marks the 18th year for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), a national HIV testing and treatment community mobilization initiative targeted at Blacks in the United States and the Diaspora.  NBHAAD was founded in 1999 as a national response to the growing HIV and AIDS epidemic in African American communities. The NBHAAD initiative leverages a national platform to educate, bring awareness, and mobilize the African American community. NBHAAD has four key focus areas which encourage people to: Get Educated about HIV and AIDS; Get Involved in community prevention efforts; Get Tested to know their status; and Get Treated to receive the continuum of care needed to live with HIV/AIDS. The governing body of…
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The Impact of Magic Johnson and What has Happened Since He Announced His Status

We continue to celebrate Black History Month! The first article on this page discusses the impact Magic Johnson's announcement that he had HIV had on one of the editors, who recalls it as a pivotal moment in her life. Here is an excerpt from the article by Deputy Editor of The Root, Genetta M. Adams: "Twenty-five years later, not only is Johnson still here, but he is thriving. A new generation knows the basketball legendary primarily as a savvy businessman whose name is on movie theaters in their neighborhoods, or they know him through his son E.J., who’s become a bit of a fashion icon. But in that time, African Americans have become the racial group most affected by HIV/AIDS, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In…
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