Thursday, February 7, 2008
Today, Thursday, February 7th, is observed as National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD).
NBHAAD is a national mobilization effort designed to encourage African-Americans across the United States to get educated, get tested, get treated, and get involved with HIV/AIDS. This year’s theme is 'Prevention is Power'. NBHAAD will include special events such as press conferences, community forums, church services, community marches and rallies, and free HIV/AIDS testing, counseling and referrals which will be held throughout the nation. For more information about NBHAAD, and to learn of events in your community, visit http://www.blackaidsday.org/.
On the tube: BET News special, STIGMA: The Silent Killer premieres tonight at 8 pm EST. The half-hour show examines the role that stigmas have played in the spread of HIV/AIDS among people of color in both the U.S. and the Caribbean.
Source and photo: BPRW