AHF’s Black AIDS Crisis Taskforce (ABACT) media launch on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Saturday February 7th.


ABACT,  an AHF initiative to create a coalition of African American health advocates and cultural influencers who will individually promote sexual responsibility and collectively help combat stigma and shame in the African-American community.  The group will work to directly address the various factors that contribute to years of national and international statistics that show people of African descent continue to be disproportionately infected by HIV/AIDS and die prematurely from AIDS-related causes.

By connecting and empowering key leaders in medicine, religion, sports, politics, business and entertainment to incorporate HIV/STD prevention and treatment messages into their public lives, ABACT members and supporters will speak directly to African American families—and young people in particular—to provide tailored, audience-appropriate messages on sexual health and encourage community-wide support of those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.