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10 Things You Can Do for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

January 27, 2014

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Act Against AIDS Testing Widget
  1. Get tested for HIV. You can find a testing center in your area on http://hivtest.cdc.gov, or by texting your ZIP code to "KNOW IT" (566948). Home HIV tests are also available. Learn more at www.cdc.gov/hiv/testing/lab/hometests.html.

    Add the testing locator widget to your website: www.cdc.gov/actagainstaids/campaigns/aaa/index.html.

  2. Host an NBHAAD event in your community. Order free NBHAAD materials and register your event on www.nationalblackaidsday.org.

  3. Are you a student or faculty member of a historically black college or university? Get involved in the NBHAAD Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Initiative.
  4. Follow CDC on Facebook through our consumer campaign pages --- Act Against AIDS, Testing Makes Us Stronger, Reasons/Razones --- and CDC HIV, a new Facebook page for public health partners and providers. Also, CDC has several Twitter accounts that promote HIV prevention and testing including @TalkHIV and @CDC_HIVAIDS.

    Here are some sample tweets that you can use leading up to and on #NBHAAD.

    • 1 week till Nat'l Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day! Get the facts. Get tested. Get involved. Get treated #NBHAAD
    • Feb 7 is Nat'l Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day #NBHAAD. Help us end HIV in black America. www.cdc.gov/actagainstaids
    • Today is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day #NBHAAD. Help us end HIV in black America. www.cdc.gov/actagainstaids
    • African Americans bear greatest burden of HIV in US. Get the facts. Get tested. Get involved. Get treated #NBHAAD
    • There is no cure for HIV, but it is preventable. Learn how to protect yourself and your partner: http://go.usa.gov/4yj3 #NBHAAD
    • CDC recommends everyone ages 13 to 64 get tested for HIV at least once. Find a test center: http://hivtest.cdc.gov #NBHAAD
    • On National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, get tested. If you have HIV, get treated #NBHAAD

    Use these #NBHAAD images on your Facebook and Twitter accounts (click for full size):

    February 7th is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day   February 7th is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day   February 7th is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

  5. Follow #NBHAAD on Facebook and Twitter. Share/retweet awareness day messages.
  6. Share information about CDC Act Against AIDS campaigns that encourage HIV testing among African Americans.

    You know him. But you can't know everything. Get a free HIV Test   Testing makes us stronger.

    Take Charge. Take the Test. -- for Black/African-American women
    Testing Makes Us Stronger. -- for Black/African-American gay and bisexual men

  7. Watch and share personal stories from CDC's Let's Stop HIV Together campaign. The Let's Stop HIV Together 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. Some stories to watch include:

  8. Learn about and share materials from the Act Against AIDS campaign, Testing and Linking African American and Hispanic/Latino Patients to Care with healthcare providers. This 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.

    HIV Screening Standard Care. Testling and Linking African Americans and Hispanic/Latino Patients to Care.

  9. Download and share CDC HIV fact sheets from www.cdc.gov/hiv/library/index.html. These fact sheets are updated regularly, so check back often for the most current fact sheets.
  10. Stay up to date on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day information by visiting the NBHAAD Webpage on AIDS.gov.


This article was provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Visit the CDC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.

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