Today is National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day!

March 20th is National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day! From "National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NNHAAD) is a national mobilization effort designed to encourage Natives (American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians) across the United States and Territorial Areas to get educated, get tested, get involved in prevention and get treated for HIV and AIDS. NNHAAD was founded in 2007 by three collaborating agencies whom at the time were called the National Native Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) Network, which included Commitment to Action for 7th-Generation Awareness & Educations [CA7AE], Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. [ITCA], and National Native American AIDS Prevention Center [NNAAPC]. The three network agencies were funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] to provide capacity building assistance to Native organizations, tribes, state health departments…
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Six Disparities Highlighting the Necessity of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

February is Black History Month. February 7th is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This article from The Body highlights six disparities that make this day necessary. We must educate ourselves and others in an effort to end them! From the article: "Here are six things you need to know about the epidemic's impact on African-Americans: Black Americans account for nearly half of all new HIV infections each year, despite representing only 13 percent of the U.S. population. Black Americans are at higher risk of HIV exposure, not because they engage in more risk-associated behaviors, but because the prevalence of HIV is so much greater among black communities than among any other racial/ethnic group. While prevention efforts have helped reduce the annual number of new HIV diagnoses among African-Americans over the last…
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