National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - February 7

February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. #StopHIV Together HHS, CDC, Let's Stop HIV Together, Ending the HIV Epidemic

Every year, on February 7, individuals and organizations across the nation participate in National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) to promote HIV prevention, testing, treatment, and community involvement in black/African American (hereafter referred to as black) communities. Year-round, organizations across the country take part in collective efforts to address HIV.  On the awareness day, many of those efforts are highlighted in the media, online, and on the ground in communities across the country.

Get Involved

This year’s NBHAAD theme, “We’re in This Together,” highlights the importance of social support—from friends, family, colleagues, and partners—when addressing HIV in the black community. “We’re in This Together” can tie to an array of messages about prevention, testing, treatment, and care and to many resources available from the Let’s Stop HIV Together campaign. Let’s Stop HIV Together promotes the idea that we all have a role to play in ending the HIV epidemic.  Partners and organizations can use the “We’re in This Together” theme as an anchor phrase to highlight ways to support various efforts from testing for HIV to speaking out about stigma in the black community.

Get the Word Out

Share these posts and the accompanying images or GIFs on social media or download more images to share onlinezip icon. If creating your own posts, we encourage you to incorporate #NBHAAD and #StopHIVTogether to get NBHAAD content trending. Be sure to follow us online for more resources and social media content released the week of NBHAAD.

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February 7. National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. #StopHIVTogether

Sample Social Media Messages

Facebook: February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This year’s theme, “We’re in This Together,” promotes working collectively to stop HIV stigma and encourage HIV prevention, testing, and treatment in black communities. To support, share these #NBHAAD resources: http://bit.ly/CDC-NBHAAD #StopHIVTogether

Twitter: Feb 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This year’s theme, “We’re in This Together,” promotes working collectively to stop #HIV stigma & encourage HIV prevention, testing, & treatment in black communities. Share #NBHAAD resources: http://bit.ly/CDC-NBHAAD #StopHIVTogether

Instagram: February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This year’s theme, “We’re in This Together,” promotes working collectively to stop #HIV stigma and encourage HIV prevention, testing, and treatment in black communities. To support, share these #NBHAAD resources: http://bit.ly/CDC-NBHAAD #StopHIVTogether

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Sample Social Media Messages

Facebook: Today is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, and we’re in this together! NBHAAD is observed annually on February 7 to increase HIV education, prevention, testing, and treatment among black communities. Learn more: http://bit.ly/CDC-NBHAAD #StopHIVTogether

Twitter: Today is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, and we’re in this together! #NBHAAD is observed annually on Feb 7 to increase #HIV education, prevention, testing, and treatment among black communities. Learn more: http://bit.ly/CDC-NBHAAD #StopHIVTogether

Instagram: Today is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, and we’re in this together! #NBHAAD is observed annually on February 7 to increase #HIV education, prevention, testing, and treatment among black communities. Learn more: http://bit.ly/CDC-NBHAAD #StopHIVTogether

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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. Let your family and friends know they are not alone. We’re in this together, for NBHAAD and beyond. #StopHIVTogether 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. Let your loved ones know they’re not alone. We’re in this together for #NBHAAD. #StopHIVTogether www.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. Let your family and friends know they are not alone. We’re in this together, for #NBHAAD and beyond. #StopHIVTogether #HIV www.cdc.gov/together

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Facebook: We’re in this together, because everyone can support their friends and family in becoming happy, healthy, and whole. From our churches to our homes, let’s empower people in our community to get tested for HIV, seek treatment, and stay in care. #NBHAAD www.cdc.gov/together

Twitter: We’re in this together, because everyone can support their friends and family in becoming happy, healthy, and whole. From our churches to our homes, let’s empower people in our community to get tested for #HIV, seek treatment, and stay in care. #NBHAAD www.cdc.gov/together

Instagram: We’re in this together, because everyone can support their friends and family in becoming happy, healthy, and whole. From our churches to our homes, let’s empower people in our community to get tested for #HIV, seek treatment, and stay in care. #NBHAAD #HIV www.cdc.gov/together

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Facebook: How can we improve the health of our community? By making sure biases and misinformation don’t keep people from getting tested and accessing care. We all have a part to play in ending the cycle of HIV stigma. We’re in this together, for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day! NBHAAD #StopHIVStigma www.cdc.gov/together

Twitter: How can we improve the health of our community? By making sure misinformation doesn’t keep people from getting tested and accessing care. We all have a part to play in ending the cycle of #HIVstigma. We’re in this together, for #NBHAAD. #StopHIVTogether www.cdc.gov/together

Instagram: How can we improve the health of our community? By making sure biases and misinformation don’t keep people from getting tested and accessing care. We all have a part to play in ending the cycle of HIV stigma. We’re in this together, for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day! #NBHAAD #StopHIVTogether #StopHIVStigma #HIVStigma #HIV www.cdc.gov/together

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Facebook: For National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on February 7, let your loved ones know that we’re in this together. Find free, confidential HIV testing near you and get tested together: www.cdc.gov/doingit. #NBHAAD #StopHIVTogether #DoingIt

Twitter: For National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on Feb 7, let your loved ones know that we’re in this together. Find free, confidential #HIV testing near you and get tested together: www.cdc.gov/doingit. #NBHAAD #StopHIVTogether #DoingIt

Instagram: For National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on Feb 7, let your loved ones know that we’re in this together. Find free, confidential HIV testing near you and get tested together: www.cdc.gov/doingit. #NBHAAD #StopHIVTogether #DoingIt #HIV

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Facebook: For National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on February 7, let your loved ones know that we’re in this together. Find free, confidential HIV testing near you and get tested together: www.cdc.gov/together. #NBHAAD #StopHIVTogether #DoingIt

Twitter: For National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on Feb 7, let your loved ones know that we’re in this together. Find free, confidential #HIV testing near you and get tested together: www.cdc.gov/together. #NBHAAD #StopHIVTogether #DoingIt

Instagram: For National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on Feb 7, let your loved ones know that we’re in this together. Find free, confidential HIV testing near you and get tested together: www.cdc.gov/together. #NBHAAD #StopHIVTogether #DoingIt #HIV

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Sample Social Media Messages

Facebook: Whether it’s going with a friend to get tested or having a talk with your partner about PrEP, knowing “We’re in This Together” can make a world of difference. This National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, how are you creating safe spaces for real conversations? #NBHAAD #StopHIVTogether

Twitter: Whether you #TalkTesting with a friend or #TalkPrEP with a partner, knowing “We’re in This Together” can make a difference. This #NBHAAD, how are you creating safe spaces for real conversations? #StopHIVTogether

Instagram: Whether it’s going with a friend to get tested or having a talk with your partner about PrEP, knowing “We’re in This Together” can make a world of difference. This National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, how are you creating safe spaces for real conversations? #NBHAAD #StopHIVTogether #StartTalkingHIV #TalkPrEP #TalkTesting #TalkCondoms #HIV #PrEP

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We All Have a Role to Play in Ending HIV

Right now, we can all take action on #NBHAAD to help end the nation’s HIV epidemic.