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National Black AIDS Awareness Day

National Black AIDS Awareness Day

By Floyd Miller

 

 

 

The Abilene Public Library and Big Country AIDS Resources hope to increase awareness, participation and support for HIV prevention, care and treatment among African Americans on the eighth observance of National Black AIDS Awareness Day on Thursday, February 7, 2008.Volunteers from BCAR will be on {{more}} hand at the Main Library, 202 Cedar, at 7 p.m. with educational literature urging people 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. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the HIV/AIDS epidemic is a health crisis for African Americans. At all stages of HIV/AIDS—from infection with HIV to death with AIDS—blacks are disproportionately affected compared with members of other races and ethnicitiesFor more information, link to http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/aa/index.htm or http://www.blackaidsday.org/. The Abilene Public Library and Big Country AIDS Resources hope to increase awareness, participation and support for HIV prevention, care and treatment among African Americans on the eighth observance of National Black AIDS Awareness Day on Thursday, February 7, 2008.Volunteers from BCAR will be on hand at the Main Library, 202 Cedar, at 7 p.m. with educational literature urging people 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. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the HIV/AIDS epidemic is a health crisis for African Americans. At all stages of HIV/AIDS—from infection with HIV to death with AIDS—blacks are disproportionately affected compared with members of other races and ethnicitiesFor more information, link to http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/aa/index.htm or http://www.blackaidsday.org/.