National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is observed annually on February 7th. The purpose of this day is to mobilize African American communities to Get Educated, Get Tested, Get Involved, and Get Treated.

The 2014 theme is: “I Am My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper. Fight HIV/AIDS!”

Examples of how you can contribute this year include:

• Education: Distribute basic information about HIV/AIDS and the local HIV Referral
Guide throughout your community.
• Testing: Promote February 7th as an annual day to get an HIV test. Possibly, hold a
testing event at your location on Sunday, February 9, 2014.
• Involvement: Commit to providing one additional compassionate HIV-related activity
to your 2014 calendar of events.
• Treatment: Encourage treatment for those newly diagnosed or have fallen out of care.

For more information on a National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Faith-Based toolkit go to http://www.nationalblackaidsday.org or feel free to contact Eastbay HIV Faith Collaborative at [email protected] if you seek assistance or have questions about this year’s National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day activities or HIV ministry.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *