Today marks National Black HIV & AIDS Awareness Day, an opportunity to focus our attention on the impact of HIV & AIDS on Black and African American communities in the United States.
“I’m hopeful that in my lifetime HIV will be a disease of the past,” Leslie Hall, a Black gay man who manages HRC’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Project, said. “I’m committed to raising awareness about HIV and encouraging young people on colleges and universities across the country -- especially HBCUs -- to take advantage of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and other proven prevention strategies. I know we will prevail.”
Fast Facts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
Ways to Learn More and Get Involved:
HRC is committed to working with our allies, partners, members, and supporters to end the HIV epidemic and the stigma surrounding HIV. Click here to learn more, and join the conversation on social media using the hashtags #BeInTheKnow and #NBHAAD.
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