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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - February 7

Coordinated by the Strategic Leadership Council, National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is observed each year on February 7 to increase HIV education, testing, community involvement, and treatment among black communities.

Get Involved

This year’s NBHAAD theme, “Together for Love: Stop HIV Stigma”, highlights the messages of the Act Against AIDS, Let’s Stop HIV Together campaign.  Let’s Stop HIV Together raises awareness that we all have a role to play in stopping HIV stigma.  Partners and organizations can use the “Together for Love: Stop HIV Stigma” theme as an anchor phrase to highlight ways to reduce HIV stigma within the black community.

Get the Word Out

Share these posts and the accompanying “Together for Love” images on social media or download more images to share online [ZIP – 16 MB].

Two African American males looking at each other smiling and hugging. Together For Love. Stop HIV Stigma. National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Let’s Stop HIV TOGETHER. HHS, CDC

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Two African American women leaning on each other smiling. Together for Hope.   Three woman smiling. Together for Truth.  African American family smiling in casual clothing. Together for Love.  National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Let's Stop HIV Together. Act Against AIDS

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Facebook: When people feel love and unconditional support, they may be more likely to get tested for HIV, seek care, and stay in treatment. That’s why we’re joining “Together for Love” this #NBHAAD. cdc.gov/together

Twitter: When people feel love and unconditional support, they may be more likely to get tested for HIV, seek care, and stay in treatment. That’s why we’re joining “Together for Love” this #NBHAAD. cdc.gov/together

Instagram: When people feel love and unconditional support, they may be more likely to get tested for HIV, seek care, and stay in treatment. That’s why we’re joining “Together for Love” this #NBHAAD. cdc.gov/together

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Two African American women leaning on each other smiling. Together For Love. Stop HIV Stigma. National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Let’s Stop HIV TOGETHER. HHS, CDC

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Facebook: We’re joining “Together for Love,” because, when we do, we stop HIV stigma and help empower people to get tested and seek treatment. www.cdc.gov/together #NBHAAD

Twitter: We’re joining together to #StopHIVStigma to empower people to get tested and seek treatment. www.cdc.gov/together #NBHAAD

Instagram: When we join “Together for Love,” we stop HIV stigma and empower people in our community to seek treatment. We make our churches, schools, and households healthier and more supportive spaces. That’s how we make change. #NBHAAD #HIV #HIVStigma #StopHIVStigma

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African American family smiling in casual clothing. Together For Love. Stop HIV Stigma. National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Let’s Stop HIV TOGETHER. HHS, CDC

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Facebook: 1 in 7 African Americans with HIV do not know they have it. HIV stigma stops many from taking the first step. Let’s join “Together for Love,” to empower our community to get tested, practice safer sex, learn about prevention options, and seek treatment. Help stop stigma: www.cdc.gov/together. #NBHAAD

Twitter: 1 in 7 African Americans with HIV do not know they have it. HIV stigma stops many from getting testing. Help #StopHIVStigma: www.cdc.gov/together. #NBHAAD

Instagram: 1 in 7 African Americans with HIV do not know they have it. HIV stigma stops many from taking the first step. Let’s empower our community to seek HIV testing, prevention, and treatment options. Let’s stop HIV stigma, together. #NBHAAD #HIV #HIVStigma #StopHIVStigma

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Two African American males looking at each other smiling and hugging. Together For Love. Stop HIV Stigma. National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Let’s Stop HIV TOGETHER. HHS, CDC

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Facebook: Stopping HIV stigma starts with all of us. When we call out negative attitudes and misinformation about people with HIV, we end the cycle of HIV stigma. Join us for #NBHAAD to stop HIV stigma, together. www.cdc.gov/together

Twitter: How can we improve the health of our community? By making sure biases, beliefs, and attitudes don’t keep people from getting tested and accessing care. Join together to #StopHIVStigma: www.cdc.gov/together. #NBHAAD

Instagram: What is HIV stigma and why does it matter? It’s negative attitudes and misinformation about people with HIV, and it matters because it can keep people from getting tested and accessing care. We’re joining together to stop HIV stigma. Are you? #NBHAAD #HIV #HIVStigma #StopHIVStigma

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African woman feeding an African American man food. Together For Love. Stop HIV Stigma. National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Let’s Stop HIV TOGETHER. HHS, CDC

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Facebook: When we join “Together for Love,” we stop HIV stigma and empower our community to seek treatment. We make our churches, schools, and households healthier and more supportive spaces. That’s how we make change.
Learn what you can do to help stop HIV stigma. #NBHAAD www.cdc.gov/together

Instagram: Stopping HIV stigma starts with all of us. When we call out negative attitudes and misinformation about people with HIV, we help end the cycle of stigma. Join us for #NBHAAD to stop HIV stigma, together. #HIV #HIVStigma #StopHIVStigma

Twitter: We’re joining together to #StopHIVStigma to empower people to get tested and seek treatment. www.cdc.gov/together #NBHAAD

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Three woman smiling. Together For Love. Stop HIV Stigma. National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Let’s Stop HIV TOGETHER, HHS, CDC

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Facebook: We’re joining “Together for Love,” because, when we do, we stop HIV stigma and help empower people to get tested and seek treatment. We can make our churches, schools, and households healthier and more supportive spaces. Join us in stopping HIV stigma.
Learn what you can do to help stop HIV stigma. #NBHAAD www.cdc.gov/together

Twitter: When people feel love and unconditional support, they may be more likely to get tested for #HIV, seek care, and stay in treatment. That’s why we’re joining “Together for Love” this #NBHAAD. www.cdc.gov/together

Instagram: We’re joining “Together for Love,” because, when we do, we stop HIV stigma and help empower people to get tested and seek treatment. #NBHAAD #HIV #HIVStigma #StopHIVStigma

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African woman feeding an African American man food. African Americans account for 43 percent of all HIV diagnoses in the United States, yet make up 13 percent of the population. Together, we can do something about it. Get tested, talk about your status and end the stigma around HIV. National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Let’s Stop HIV TOGETHER, HHS, CDC

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Facebook: From 2010 to 2016, HIV diagnoses decreased 12% among African Americans overall. Imagine what additional progress we could make in decreasing HIV diagnoses if we joined together to stop HIV stigma! www.cdc.gov/together #NBHAAD

Twitter: HIV diagnoses decreased 12% among African Americans from 2010-2016. Imagine what additional progress we could make in decreasing HIV diagnoses if we joined together to stop HIV stigma! Help us #StopHIVStigma: www.cdc.gov/together. #NBHAAD

Instagram: HIV diagnoses decreased 12% among African Americans from 2010-2016. Imagine what additional progress we could make in decreasing HIV diagnoses if we joined together to stop HIV stigma! Help us #StopHIVStigma. #NBHAAD #HIV #HIVStigma

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To Create a Thread: Click the ‘Tweet’ button to compose the first tweet. To create the thread, click the ‘+’ or ‘add another tweet’ button on the first tweet, and a window for the second tweet will pop up. Click the ‘+’ or ‘add another tweet’ button on that tweet to add the next tweet in the thread. Repeat these steps to add the remaining tweets. Press the ‘Tweet all’ button to publish the thread.

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Tweet 1: On #NBHAAD, see what others are saying about HIV stigma…


Tweet 2: “…you fear what you don’t know. You don’t know what HIV is and you’re scared.”—Tiffany
#StopHIVStigma #NBHAAD


Tweet 3: “That’s what’s killing people. They feel like they can’t open up to those they love about what’s going on with them.” – David
#StopHIVStigma #NBHAAD


Tweet 4: “Don’t be afraid to love and share and experience life with someone living with HIV.” – Donny
#StopHIVStigma #NBHAAD


Tweet 5: Join “Together for Love” and help us #StopHIVStigma. Get the facts: https://youtu.be/tvfUKw39sgg . #NBHAAD

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