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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Coming Together to Fight HIV/AIDS

February 7, 2011

To commemorate National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Senior Advisor to President Obama Valerie Jarrett shared her heart-felt thoughts on the importance of combating HIV/AIDS. Watch her video message:

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness is not just a day to increase awareness, but a day to act on your own health.

  • Do you know your status? If not, text your zipcode to 566948 (“KNOWIT”) to find and HIV testing site near you or go to HIVtest.org.
  • You can also call 1-800-CDC-INFORMATION for more information and testing sites in your area.
  • Visit www.AIDS.gov for Federal resources, events in your area and tools to commemorate National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

Jeffrey S. Crowley, M.P.H., is the Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy.



This article was provided by AIDS.gov.

See Also
TheBody.com's HIV/AIDS Resource Center for African Americans
HIV and Me: An African American's Guide to Living With HIV
More on African Americans and HIV


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