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National Black HIV AIDS Awareness Day February 6, 2019

On February 6, 2019, Community Action Inc. of Central Texas visited Texas State University, provided information on HIV AIDS Awareness, and administered free HIV testing for students.

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Together for Love: Stop HIV Stigma

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is an annual opportunity to promote HIV education, testing, community involvement, and treatment in black communities. HIV diagnoses among African Americans have declined in recent years; however, more work is needed to reduce HIV among African Americans. 2019 marks 19 years of grassroots efforts to promote HIV treatment and engagement with Black Americans. This year’s theme is “Together for Love: Stop HIV Stigma."

Black Americans represent: 13% of the U.S. population in 2017, 42% of people living with HIV in 2016, and 44% of all new HIV diagnoses in 2017