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Brief D.C. Must-Do List: Black AIDS Awareness Day 2012

By Candace Y.A. Montague

February 6, 2012

Local organizations are working hard for Black AIDS awareness. Credit: about.com.

Local organizations are working hard for Black AIDS awareness. Credit: about.com.

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is Tuesday, February 7th. But the District will have to look extra hard to find events that recognize this day. Unlike World AIDS Day, when I am flooded with emails about vigils, cocktail parties, congressional briefings, demonstrations and so forth, I have a short list of activities for you this time that pertain to Black AIDS Awareness. In DC, 4.7 percent of African-Americans live with the virus. Among African-American males, the infection rate is an alarming 7.1 percent. It's a crisis that has been so perpetual that the rest of the world has seemingly become immune to the stats. Please don't tune out. Take the time to learn and do something new to fight HIV/AIDS among African-Americans. Here's the list:

Tuesday, February 7th

Friday, February 10th

Check back later as this site will be updated with new events as they are announced. Click here to see which events are registered on the National Black AIDS Awareness Day website.




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