National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) was first observed in 1999. The Strategic Leadership Council plans and implements this observance. The 2014 theme was “I Am My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper. Fight HIV/AIDS!”.
The Strategic Leadership Council NBHAAD Planning Committee provides NBHAAD information at its website: www.NationalBlackAIDSDay.org.
Locate HIV Testing and Other Services
Use and share the HIV Testing Sites & Care Services Locator.
You can also send a text message with your ZIP code to “KNOWIT” (566948) or visit http://hivtest.cdc.gov/
Watch These Videos
Join the Conversation
Blog about HIV among African Americans. Or comment on an AIDS.gov blog post or on other blogs.
Read and share the new media declaration.
How can you use new media to enhance our response to HIV/AIDS?
Learn about these National Campaigns
These CDC-supported campaigns work to encourage HIV testing among African Americans.
- Take Charge. Take the Test.-campaign for Black/African-American women
- Testing Makes Us Stronger.-campaign for Black/African-American gay and bisexual men
The Let’s Stop HIV Together campaign raises awareness about HIV and its impact on the lives of all Americans, and fights stigma by showing that persons with HIV are real people—mothers, fathers, friends, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, partners, wives, husbands, and co-workers.
CDC’s Act Against AIDS Leadership Initiative (AAALI) is a six-year partnership between CDC and leading national organizations representing the populations hardest hit by HIV. Launched in 2009, the AAALI initiative initially brought together some of the nation's foremost African American organizations to intensify HIV prevention efforts in black communities. In 2010, CDC expanded AAALI to include organizations that focus on the Latino community and on black gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM).
The Act Against AIDS, Linking African American and Hispanic/Latino Patients to Care campaign is tailored to help medical providers improve HIV outcomes among African American and Hispanic/Latino patients by making HIV testing and linking to care the clinical standard.
View These Stories
View stories from CDC’s Let’s Stop HIV Together campaign.
- Phill Wilson and his parents
- Jamar Rogers and his mother
- Hydeia’s Story
- Tiaja and her friend
- Erica and her friend
- De'Bronski and his dad
- Michelle and her daughter
- Masonia and her best friend
- Antron and his best friend
- JJ and his friend
- Venita and her sister
- Dena and her daughter
- Mysti and her husband
- Margot and her friends
Information is Powerful Medicine Campaign
The Information Is Powerful Medicine campaign speaks to Black gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men. It shows how access to medical records can help in managing health.
Learn more about HIV and privacy, and protecting your health information. Find out more here.
Other HIV/AIDS Awareness Days
Read the AIDS.gov blog posts recognizing the national HIV/AIDS observances.
Download the HIV/AIDS Awareness Days postcard here (PDF, 1.49MB).
Share These CDC Resources
Watch these videos from CDC’s Streaming Health HIV/AIDS YouTube Webpage.
- HIV Among African Americans
- Factors Driving the HIV Epidemic Among African Americans
- HIV Among African American Women
Access and graph HIV data with the CDC Atlas.
Download and share these fact sheets:
- HIV in the United States (PDF, 120 KB)
- HIV among African Americans (PDF, 533 KB)
- HIV Among Women (PDF, 553 KB)
- HIV Among Youth (PDF, 553 KB)
- HIV Among Black/African American Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men (PDF, 444 KB)
- HIV Among Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men (PDF, 585 KB)
Read the National HIV/AIDS Strategy
The Strategy is the nation's first-ever comprehensive coordinated HIV/AIDS roadmap. Read the Strategy (PDF 1.34 MB) and a new White House report on progress related to the Strategy. (PDF, 1.89 MB). Learn more about the Strategy here.
The HIV Care Continuum Initiative is part of the Strategy. Watch this video to learn more.
How can you help implement the Strategy in your community?
Posters and Postcard
Download these customizable materials from the Strategic Leadership Council:
Share the NBHAAD logo
Help promote National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Post this web badge on your site.
Copy the Badge Code:
<img alt="National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD)" height="150" src="http://aids.gov/images/badge-national-black-hiv-awareness.png" width="150" />
Learn about the Epidemic
Get fact sheets about the epidemic and other resources.
Learn the HIV/AIDS Basics. Know the Facts, Take Care of Yourself.
Learn about the PEPFAR Blueprint
Read and share the PEFPAR Blueprint: Creating an AIDS-free Generation (PDF, 2.6 MB) and fact sheet.
Learn more about PEPFAR.