Tomorrow is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day! This is the 15th year for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
Here are some quick facts from Henry Kaiser Family Foundation about HIV/AIDS and the African-American community:
- Today, there are more than 1.1 million people living with HIV/AIDS in the U.S., including more than 506,000 who are Black.
- Although Black Americans represent only 12% of the U.S. population, they accounted for 44% of new HIV infections and an estimated 44% of people living with HIV in 2010.
- Blacks also accounted for almost half of new AIDS diagnoses (49%) in 2011 (AIDS being the most advanced form of HIV disease).
My wife, actress and activist Sheryl Lee Ralph, and I have been long-time advocates for people getting tested for HIV/AIDS and knowing their status. Please check out the information below and visit the links to find out how you can get tested and know your status.
State Senator Vincent Hughes
Follow the 4 GETS to fight HIV/AIDS in our community!
Download the Update Your Status Flyer from Sen Hughes here
Learn more about the issues and provide your feedback on my website at senatorhughes.com as well as on Facebook and Twitter (@SenatorHughes).
Offices of State
Senator Vincent Hughes