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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:
  • AP/ "Network Sounds Alarm About HIV Crisis Among Blacks" (AP/, 2/5).

  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution: "HIV 'Devastating' Black Community," (Guthrie, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 2/7).

  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution: "HIV Events Target Blacks" (Guthrie, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 2/5).

  • Baltimore Sun: "Black AIDS Day To Target Growing Crisis" (Brewington, Baltimore Sun, 2/6).

  • Miami Herald: "AIDS Forum Targets Black Community" (Simon, Miami Herald, 2/6).

  • Miami Herald: "Event To Take on Raising AIDS Awareness" (Miami Herald, 2/6).

  • Salt Lake Tribune: "AIDS Ripples Through Lives" (Butters, Salt Lake Tribune, 2/7).

  • South Florida Sun-Sentinel: "AIDS Awareness Events Focus on Blacks" (LaMendola, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, 2/6).

  • Washington Post: "U.S. HIV Cases Soaring Among Black Women" (Fears, Washington Post, 2/7).

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