National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Toolkit

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Let's Stop HIV Together.

February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). Share the social media posts below to help spark conversations about HIV and highlight progress being made to reduce HIV among Black or African American (hereafter referred to as Black) people. You can also find and share Let’s Stop HIV Together campaign resources for Black audiences.

Hashtags: #NBHAAD #StopHIVTogether

Progress and Resilience

Black communities have made great progress in reducing HIV. Yet racism, discrimination, and mistrust in the health care system may affect whether Black people seek or receive HIV prevention services. These issues may also reduce the likelihood of engaging in HIV treatment and care.

To continue to reduce the burden of HIV and other health risks, people need adequate housing and transportation, employment, access to culturally competent health services that are free of stigma and discrimination, and more.

Together, when we work to overcome structural barriers to HIV testing, prevention, and treatment and to stop HIV stigma, we help reduce HIV-related disparities and health inequities in Black communities.

Social Media Posts

Promoting NBHAAD February 7

English

Post 1:

Today is Nat’l Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a day to acknowledge progress in #HIV prevention and care among Black/African American people while recognizing the work still needed. To #StopHIVTogether, we must address #HIVstigma and barriers. https://bit.ly/3r6BxM5 #NBHAAD

Post 2:

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is February 7 and is a day to address the impact of HIV on Black communities. When we work to overcome structural barriers to HIV testing, prevention, and treatment, we can #StopHIVTogether. https://bit.ly/3GkAgra #NBHAAD


Spanish

Post 1:

Día Nacional de Concientización sobre el VIH/SIDA entre las Personas de Raza Negra: Celebremos el progreso en la prevención y el cuidado del VIH en personas de raza negra mientras reconocemos el trabajo que aún se necesita. https://bit.ly/31OSn9J #DetengamosJuntosElVIH #NBHAAD

Post 2:

7 de feb: Día Nacional de Concientización sobre el VIH/SIDA entre las Personas de Raza Negra. Abordemos el impacto del VIH en personas de raza negra al superar las barreras estructurales para pruebas, prevención y tratamiento #NBHAAD #DetengamosJuntosElVIH https://bit.ly/3fifJru


Preventing HIV Like a Boss

You have the power to take charge of your HIV status on your time, in your space. This National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, learn more about #HIV self-tests: https://bit.ly/3qhoMyX. #NBHAAD #StopHIVTogether

This National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, be the boss you know you are! There are more options than ever before to prevent #HIV. Find out what works for you: https://bit.ly/3GlsHjN. #NBHAAD #StopHIVTogether

Did you know PrEP is for women, too? #PrEP is a highly effective option to prevent HIV when taken as prescribed. This National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, learn more about adding PrEP to your sexual health toolbox: https://bit.ly/3HVfRcr.  #NBHAAD #StopHIVTogether #ShesWell

Being undetectable IS HIV prevention. Keeping an undetectable viral load keeps you healthy and keeps your partner safe. https://bit.ly/3FmTQlc #NBHAAD #StopHIVTogether

Black communities have made great progress in reducing HIV. Yet to truly #StopHIVTogether, we must confront issues such as racism, discrimination, and mistrust in the health care system that prevent many Black people from accessing HIV testing, prevention, and treatment. https://bit.ly/3faGoGBl #NBHAAD


Helping Clinicians Reduce Disparities

Clinicians: #PrEP protects patients from HIV, but it’s prescribed at a lower rate for Black Americans. We must address systemic social and health inequities to #StopHIVTogether. This #NBHAAD, learn more about prescribing PrEP: https://bit.ly/3zTWttu.

About Let’s Stop HIV Together

Let’s Stop HIV Together empowers communities, campaign partners, and health care providers to promote testingprevention, and treatment, and reduce HIV stigma. Use campaign resources to help prevent HIV and help people stay healthy. The Let’s Stop HIV Together campaign is part of the national Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. (EHE) initiative.

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