Awareness Days to Remember in 2016

Awareness_RibbonFebruary 7th is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This event brings education and awareness to the issue of HIV infection in the African American community. You can learn more on the day’s official site: http://nationalblackaidsday.org/

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day began in 2000 as a community mobilization initiative to get people talking about the importance of HIV testing and treatment. Spokespeople of the movement throughout its history include Barack Obama (during his term as senator), Idris Elba, Rev. Edwin Sanders, Chris Bridges (aka Ludacris) and more.

Throughout the Year

This important day kicks off a year of awareness days, each bringing much-needed attention to the issues of HIV in the community. Mark your calendar with these dates for 2016!

  • March 10 – National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
  • March 20 – National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
  • April 10 – National Youth HIV & Aids Awareness Day
  • April 18 – National Transgender HIV Testing Day
  • May 18 – HIV Vaccine Awareness Day
  • May 19 – National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
  • May 19 – Hepatitis Testing Day
  • June 8 – Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
  • June 27 – National HIV Testing Day
  • September 18 – National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day
  • September 27 – National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
  • October 15 – National Latino AIDS Awareness Day
  • December 1 – World AIDS Day

Throughout the year, we’ll be sure to highlight resources, information and awareness for these and other important HIV causes!