National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) - Minnesota Dept. of Health

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD)

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), held annually on February 7, encourages African American and African immigrant communities to get educated, get tested, get treated and get involved with HIV/AIDS prevention. The theme for NBHAAD 2016 is, “I Am My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper: Fight HIV/AIDS!”

NBHAAD is directed, planned and organized by the Strategic Leadership Council who partners with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to mobilize communities and provide technical support to localities to influence the course of HIV/AIDS prevention in Black communities across the country.

How Organizations Can Participate

Organizations may wish to provide or host activities that can help raise awareness about HIV/AIDS within their communities.

  • Host an event to re-sound the alarm;
  • Articles/editorials/news releases in newspapers and newsletters;
  • Community forums on AIDS;
  • Rapid HIV testing opportunities at community locations and events;
  • Agency/clinic-based HIV testing for walk-ins arranged and scheduled;
  • Public exhibits to distribute HIV prevention education materials;
  • Community marches and rallies;
  • Social media and mobile text messaging used to promote NBHAAD;
  • Agency web pages created and posted for the observance;
  • Youth peer education performances at schools and public events;
  • Places of worship promote the observance; and,
  • Get NBHAAD resources from the National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day website

Tips for planning activities:

More Information

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Strategic Leadership Council
NBHAAD Web site

NBHAAD tool kit

Updated Friday, 07-Apr-2017 12:55:23 CDT