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City Council recognizes National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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This week, the Council recognized February 7, 2021 as National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day in the City of Boston.

In the United States, February 7 is annually recognized and observed as National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD).

The first NBHAAD in 1999 began as a grassroots education effort to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment in communities of color. This day is used to increase awareness and education around HIV/AIDS, recognize the work that has been done and continues to be done to reduce HIV/AIDS in Black or African American communities, and to show support for people with HIV/AIDS in these communities.

This year’s NBHAAD theme is “We’re in This Together” and highlights the importance of community to fight together to continue raising awareness, promote prevention and increase testing and treatment for HIV/AIDS.