National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD)
February 6, 2015 – This National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (observed Saturday, February 7), there are encouraging signs that we are making progress in the fight against HIV among African Americans – but HIV remains a serious health crisis in the black community.
New data released today show that death rates among blacks with HIV declined 28 percent from 2008 to 2012 and nearly half of people reached by CDC’s testing programs in 2013 were black. However, more than a third of people living with HIV in the United States are black, and far too many African Americans with HIV do not get the medical care and treatment they need.
For your stories on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, please find below various media resources that will assist with your coverage.
- CDC Statement: Dr. Eugene McCray – On National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day CDC Points to Signs of Progress in the HIV Epidemic within the African American Community
- Media Summaries
- Background Materials
You may download/link the following options of broadcast quality sound bites from Dr. Eugene McCray, the new director of CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, commemorating NBHHAD and highlighting CDC’s targeted approach ending the HIV epidemic among African Americans. Please note that these resources are for media use/reprint. If you are a member of the general public and seek additional information about HIV, please visit www.cdc.gov/hiv. If you have additional questions, please call 1(800) CDC INFO or email CDC-INFO.