National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day -- February 7, 2009

February 2009
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;2/6/2009, Vol. 58 Issue 4, p1
The article focuses on the National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on February 7, 2009. The campaign aims to increase the awareness of blacks living in the U.S. on the effects of HIV and AIDS. It is estimated that the blacks have an HIV incidence of 115.7 per 100,000 population for males and 55.7 per 100,000 population for females in 2006. The occurrence of new infections is at 63% attributed to male-to-male sexual contact.


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