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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

Links & Phone Numbers

Bebashi: - (215) 769-3561
U.S. Government Resources:
Action AIDS: - (215) 981-0088
AIDS Activities Coordinating Office:
Haven Youth Center: - 267-776-4417
African Family Health Organization: - (215) 546-1232
Dorothy Mann Center for Pediatric and Adolescent HIV:
Rapid HIV Testing in Montgomery County:
Philadelphia Fight: - (215) 564-0484
AIDS Fund Philly: - (215) 731-9255
Mazzoni Center: - (215) 563-0652
Urban Coalition for HIV/AIDS Preventative Services:


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 as well as on Facebook and Twitter (@SenatorHughes).

Offices of State Senator Vincent Hughes

4950 Parkside Avenue | Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Phone: 215.879.7777
Fax: 215.879.7778
Senate Box 203007
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3007
Phone: 717.787.7112
Fax: 717.772.0579
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