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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Plan an Event

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) was first observed in 1999. The Strategic Leadership Council plans and implements this observance. The 2016 theme is “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: Exit Disclaimer

Locate HIV Testing and Other Services

HIV Prevention and Service Locator

Use and share the HIV Testing Sites & Care Services Locator.

Learn about the Locator app for iPhone and iPad and download the app here. Exit Disclaimer Using an Android phone? Download the app here. Exit Disclaimer

Go Social: Twitter Chat

NBHAAD Twitter Chat Thursday Feb 4th, 3 PM

On Thursday February 4 at 3:00 p.m. (ET), join the #NBHAADChat with @NatBlackAIDSDay, Exit Disclaimer @DrMerminCDC, Exit Disclaimer @dmbrooks44, Exit Disclaimer @AIDSgov, Exit Disclaimer and @talkHIV. Exit Disclaimer

Posters and Postcard

Resources from the Community

Download customizable materials from the Strategic Leadership Council:

Faith-based poster


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Share the NBHAAD logo

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD)Download and use the NBHAAD logo:

Help promote National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Post this web badge on your site.

Copy the Badge Code:

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Watch These Videos

Positive Spin

Positive Spin is a series of real stories from real people about their unique experiences along the HIV Continuum of Care. Watch the trailer. Exit Disclaimer Share your story with #mypositivespin.

Watch this video: A Personal Perspective from Dr. Timothy Harrison. Exit Disclaimer

Doing It

Testing Makes Us Stronger.

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.

The newest CDC campaign Doing It motivates all adults to get tested for HIV and know their status. Get Doing It posters, banners, videos and more.

Join the Conversation

Read and share this 2015 blog post by HHS Secretary Burwell.

Blog about HIV among African Americans. Read the posts related to Black gay and bisexual men.

How can you use new media in response to HIV?

More CDC Campaigns

Learn about the Epidemic

View stories from CDC’s Let’s Stop HIV Together campaign.

Other CDC campaigns include

More New Media

Twitter bird holding Facing AIDS sign

Talking about NBHAAD? Use the hashtag #NBHAAD Exit Disclaimer to share about how you’re observing NBHAAD in your community.

Learn about using Twitter (PDF, 589 KB).

View the Pinterest board Exit Disclaimer featuring NBHAAD. Learn more here.

On Instagram? Follow Exit Disclaimer

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.

Resources from the Community

Resources from the Community

Visit the site of the community lead: Exit Disclaimer

Register your local events. Exit Disclaimer

Learn about the NBHAAD Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HCBU) Initiative. Exit Disclaimer

Find out about Greater Than AIDS Exit Disclaimer and download materials for local use. Exit Disclaimer

Other HIV/AIDS Awareness Days


Read the blog posts recognizing the national HIV/AIDS observances.

Download the HIV/AIDS Awareness Days postcard here (PDF, 1.49MB).

Read the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

National HIV/AIDS Strategy

In July 2015, the White House released the National HIV/AIDS Strategy: Updated to 2020 (PDF 2.18 MB).

Watch Our Strategy: HIV Community Voices from Across the U.S.

Read the Federal Action Plan. (PDF, 772 KB).

Talk about the Strategy with your friends and colleagues.

Learn about the Epidemic

Learn about the Epidemic

Read about decreasing death rates among blacks with HIV and about testing rates among blacks.

Get fact sheets about the epidemic and other resources.

Learn the HIV 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.