GeneralTo make sure those who do not know their HIV status find out. To make sure sure those who are living with HIV are connected to treatment and care services. To make sure HIV/AIDS becomes a common conversation so Black people live long and healthy lives.
- Nov 20, 2006 4:23 PM CDC: Too Many "Oh Shit" Reports and Not Enough "WOW"s
- Nov 20, 2006 2:53 PM CDC Webcast on Mobilizing African Americans
About me:National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) is a community mobilization effort that builds capacity to increase awareness, participation and support for HIV prevention, care and treatment among Blacks. February 7, 2010 marks the tenth year of this annual event.
The primary goal of NBHAAD is to motivate Blacks to get tested and know their HIV status; get educated about the transmission modes of HIV/AIDS; get involved in their local community; and get treated if they are currently living with HIV or are newly diagnosed.
Currently, NBHAAD is directed, planned and organized by a group known as the Strategic Leadership Council who partners with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to mobilize communities and address specific issues in regards to local epidemics and best practices that are science based and will influence the course of HIV in Black communities across the country.
The concept is to have a day to recognize the devastation of HIV/AIDS and to promote testing, education and involvement within African-American communities. Now, the Strategic Leadership Council is responsible for strategically planning, directing and overseeing NBHAAD along with the National Steering Committee which assists in the overall planning and coordination of what will occur leading up to February 7. These groups meet via monthly conference calls.
As Black Americans continue to be impacted by this disease, the individuals who make up the planning bodies of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day will continue to work daily in local communities to use the best programs and interventions to prevent new infections as well as ensure that those living with the disease have access to available care and treatment services.
This is our National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day!
Who I'd like to meet:Our goal is to meet and partner with young and old, known and unknown, famous and yet to be famous, organizations, churches, companies, individuals, etc. to make sure this initiative is a success and we turn HIV/AIDS around in the Black community, both domestically and internationally.
- Status: Single
- Here for: Networking
- Body type: Average
- Ethnicity: Black / African descent
- Zodiac Sign: Cancer
- Smoke: No
- Occupation: HIV/AIDS
Healthy Black Communities, Inc.
- Decatur, Georgia US