Newspapers Cover Local Events, AIDS Awareness Efforts on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
February 7, 2005
Monday marks the fifth annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, which is sponsored by the Community Capacity Building Coalition, a consortium of national minority-focused groups supported by CDC through the National Minority AIDS Initiative. The CCBC includes: Concerned Black Men, the Health Watch Information and Promotion Service, the Jackson State University-Mississippi Urban Research Center, the National Black Alcoholism and Addictions Council and the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS. The goal of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is to urge African Americans to "get educated, get tested and get involved" with HIV/AIDS activities in their communities. Special events on the day include no-cost HIV testing, prayer breakfasts, town hall meetings and memorial services. Events are being held in cities across the country, including Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. (Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report, 2/4). Several newspapers around the country have published articles covering events taking place in honor of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Links to some of the articles appear below:
Bush's FY 2006 Budget Proposal Expected to Include Increases for Global HIV/AIDS, Abstinence-Only Education
HIV-Positive Black Women in North Carolina More Likely to Be Poor, Unemployed Than HIV-Negative Black Women, Study Says
This article was provided by Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. It is a part of the publication Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report. Visit the Kaiser Family Foundation's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.