February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
The focus of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is to get Blacks educated about the basics of HIV and AIDS in their local communities.
Testing is at the core of this initiative and is critical for prevention of HIV in Black communities. It is hoped that Blacks will mark February 7 of every year as their annual or bi-annual day to get tested for HIV. This is vital for those who are sexually active and those at high risk of contracting HIV.
For those who have HIV, the connections to treatment and care services are paramount. Seeing a doctor and receiving care, and taking prescribed HIV medicines helps individuals stay healthy and reduces the risk of transmitting the virus to others.
July 22nd-27th is the 2018 22nd International AIDS Conference
AIDS 2018 is expected to convene over 18,000 delegates from around the world including up to 1,000 journalists. It will be held at the Amsterdam RAI in the Netherlands. The International AIDS Society, the world's leading independent association of HIV professionals, is organizing AIDS 2018 in collaboration with international, regional and national partners. To find out more, visit aids2018.org.
Saturday, March 10, 2018, is National Girls and Women HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is an annual observance that sheds light on the impact of HIV and AIDS on women and girls. Every year on March 10, and throughout the month of March, national and community organizations come together to show support for women and girls impacted by HIV and AIDS.
Learn more about how HIV affects women and girls in the United States and how they can protect themselves.