Each year on February 7, we recognize National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – an important reminder that our fight to end the disparate impact of HIV on Black America is not yet won. While we continue to make progress, the numbers – and the gut-wrenching impact on our community across the U.S. – show that there is still significant work to be done.
While African Americans represent just 13 percent of the U.S. population, our community accounts for nearly half of all people with HIV. In the face of such figures, and in light of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day this Sunday, we are reminded of the importance of continuing our fight.
The Black Church & HIV initiative calls on you to join us today in motivating our communities to action.
Share this graphic on social media and with your faith community as an important reminder that our battle against the unequal impact of HIV on Black America is far from over.
As with the many social justice issues the Black Church has fought and won throughout its history, the fight to end the HIV epidemic in Black America must first start within the communities. In recognition of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, take a moment today to inspire such action in your community.