National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day February 7

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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day was founded by five national organizations funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 1999 to provide capacity building assistance to Black communities and organizations. The initiative begin in 2000 with these five key organizations: Concerned Black Men, Inc. of Philadelphia; Health Watch Information and Promotion Services, Inc.; Jackson State University – Mississippi Urban Research Center; National Black Alcoholism and Addictions Council; and National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS.

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day began as a grass roots effort with hundreds of organizations registering events and/or activities to raise the awareness of HIV and AIDS in their communities.

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Posted on February 7, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Woah, I seriously had no idea that was a day….and in black history month. damn, I need to get back to those NAACP meetings.

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