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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD)

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February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), which was first observed in 1999. NBHAAD is planned by the Strategic Leadership Council each year. This observance is a day to acknowledge how HIV disproportionately affects Black people.

Black communities have made great progress in reducing HIV. Yet racism, discrimination, and mistrust in the health care system may affect whether Black people seek or receive HIV prevention services. These issues may also reduce the likelihood of engaging in HIV treatment and care. NBHAAD is an opportunity to increase HIV education, testing, community involvement, and treatment among Black communities.



  • A Real Conversation About Blacks and HIV/AIDS
    Join the African American Health Program on Tuesday, February 7 for our special event in observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This is a free event.
    Sandy Spring Museum
    17901 Bently Road
    Sandy Spring, MD 20860
    Tuesday, February 7, 2023; 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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  • Film Screening: Beyond Ed Buck
    Registration Required 
    Join Us Helping Us for a screening of the eye-opening documentary Beyond Ed Buck. This film expands the conversation in which Black trans and Black gay-identified men fall prey to the sexual fetishes and baiting of crystal meth that exist throughout history. This is a free event.
    Alamo Draft House
    630 Rhode Island Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20002
    January 7, 2023; 12 pm - 3 pm
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  • Kali Elite Inc. HIV/AIDS Awareness 5k Walk/Run
    Saturday, February 18, 2023; 9 am
    Heritage Trail, Frederickburg, VA
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  • National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Symposium 
    Oakland Baptist Church
    3408 King Street Alexandria, VA 22302
    Saturday, February 4, 2023; 11 am - 1 pm
    Lunch Provided
    Free Tickets and Information
  • Sip and Paint
    In recognition of Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, join the GMHC for an educational “sip and paint” conversation featuring Dr. Ravi Perry.
    Green Lantern
    1335 Green Court, NW
    Washington, DC 20005
    Tuesday, February 7, 2023; 7 pm - 10 pm
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