TITLE

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

PUB. DATE
February 2009
SOURCE
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;2/6/2009, Vol. 58 Issue 4, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
36512832

 

Related Articles

  • Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Diagnoses of HIV/AIDS -- 33 States, 2001-2004. Prejean, J.; Satcher, A. J.; Durant, T.; Hu, X.; Lee, L. M. // MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;2/10/2006, Vol. 55 Issue 5, p121 

    Presents information on racial or ethnic disparities in diagnoses of AIDS/ HIV infection in the U.S. from 2001 to 2004. Number of persons in the U.S. living with HIV infection in 2003; Number of cases and diagnosis rates among African Americans in comparison to all other racial/ethnic...

  • Raise our voice in the HIV/AIDS fight. Hinson, Michael; Bediako, Lisa Fager // Charlotte Post;2/9/2012, Vol. 37 Issue 22, p4A 

    The article encourages African Americans to raise their voices in the fight against HIV/AIDS, citing statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control which show that blacks accounted for an estimated 44 percent of new HIV infections in 2009.

  • Black Leaders Urge Bush To Declare War On AIDS.  // Jet;06/25/2001, Vol. 100 Issue 2, p6 

    Reports that members of the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, in response to increasing HIV-infection rates among Blacks, have asked the administration of United States President George W. Bush to spend more money fighting the disease.

  • Meeting of the Millennium voices African-American HIV/AIDS concerns. Browne, J. Zamgba // New York Amsterdam News;05/31/2001, Vol. 92 Issue 22, p17 

    Reports on the airing of African-American responses to the state of emergency in their community due to HIV/AIDS at a Meeting of the Millennium to be held in Atlanta, Georgia, in June 2001. Plan to make recommendations to the George W. Bush Administration.

  • Surgeon general speaks out on AIDS. Satcher // New York Amsterdam News;11/25/99, Vol. 90 Issue 48, p14 

    Reports on the HIV/AIDS situation in the United States. Centers for Disease Control's data from July 1998 to June 1999; Percentage of Afro-Americans who have the disease; Hopeful developments; Surgeon General's nationwide satellite conference on HIV/AIDS in the Afro-American community.

  • America's AIDS Apartheid. Wright, Kai // American Prospect;Jul/Aug2008, Vol. 19 Issue 7, p29 

    The article looks at the HIV/AIDS apartheid in the U.S. It says that African Americans currently account for half of all people with HIV/AIDS in the country and a study of gay and bisexual men in 5 large cities found that 46% of African American men are already positive. Meanwhile, it states...

  • HIV/AIDS Remains Major Health Crisis For Blacks.  // Jet;10/17/2005, Vol. 108 Issue 16, p22 

    Discusses the AIDS epidemic and how African Americans have accounted for more than 40 percent of diagnosed AIDS cases since the epidemic began. Concerns about African American children and their risk for contracting the disease; Need for testing in order to determine if one is HIV positive;...

  • Reflections A Look in the Mirror: Part B: The State of Our Movement: Fluid Desire: Race, HIV/AIDS, and Bisexual Politics. Farajaj√©-Jones, Elias; Tucker, Naomi // Bisexual Politics: Theories, Queries & Visions;1995, p119 

    The article discusses the politics of bisexuality and tackles the interrelation of bisexuality with HIV/AIDS focusing on the experiences of gay, lesbians and bisexual African Americans. The bisexuals are accused by lesbians of contaminating their community with HIV/AIDS while heterosexuals blame...

  • AIDS and black women. Milloy, Marilyn // Heart & Soul;Nov/Dec98, Issue 30, p25 

    Reports on the prevalence of AIDS virus among adolescent Afro-American women, according to a study by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Estimated number of women per 1000 that are infected with the AIDS virus; Reason for the impossibility of the prevention efforts in...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics