National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day for the year 2024 is celebrated/observed on Tuesday, February 7th. There are until the next observance.
Although you may not hear these phrases as frequently as in the past, HIV/AIDS is still inflicting devastation on the African American community. If you are African American, National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) provides the most recent information on the infection and disease. Every February 7, NBHAAD features inspirational survivor tales, tips on how to live a better, more positive lifestyle, and information on the most recent advancements in education and treatment. NBHAAD refers to the black community’s indomitable spirit of strength, faith, and optimism.
📆 When is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day?
This year, National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is on February 7th. It is the 1st Tuesday in February; in 2024, it is on Wednesday.
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📜 History of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
☑️ National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day facts
✅ It once had a different name
The initial abbreviation for AIDS was GRID, which stood for gay-related immune deficiency, and was first referenced in a 1982 “New York Times” article.
✅ It affects women with a history of sexual abuse
Women who have been sexually abused are more likely to participate in dangerous sexual behaviors such as exchanging sex for drugs, having several partners, or engaging in unprotected sex.
✅ HIV doesn’t automatically turn into AIDS
Many HIV-positive people will never get AIDS thanks to powerful new medications.
✨ Things to do on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
⚡ Get tested
Chairman Julian Bond openly tested positive for HIV on the first day of the NAACP conference in July 2006. This communicated to the black community the necessity of getting checked. If you have never been tested, follow that guidance and commit to taking this step. You can purchase a home-testing kit from a pharmacy or online. Test for other sexually transmitted illnesses while you’re at it.
⚡ Use a condom – every time
One of the greatest risks in spreading HIV/AIDS is engaging in hazardous behaviors such as unprotected sex-regardless of sexual orientation.
⚡ Remember a loved one
It is a moment to commemorate people who are presently living with HIV or AIDS, as well as those who have died as a result of the disease. Attend a candlelight vigil at a church or a community center activity. Place fresh flowers on the grave of a loved one. Alternatively, sit quietly in front of a small shrine you may have at home and reflect fondly on the good times you had with a friend, partner, spouse, or family member.
📅 National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Observances
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