February 6, 2006
ATLANTA (GA) – African American leaders and organizations across Georgia will host a variety of activities and events to encourage citizens to get educated, get tested, get treated, and get involved to mark the sixth annual observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), Tuesday, February 7.
“AIDS disproportionately affects African Americans across the country and in
For these reasons, health officials say, the Department of Human Resources works closely with HIV/AIDS groups in
Nationally, 72 African Americans are infected with HIV every day. Although African Americans make up approximately 13% of the population of the
Call DHR’s HIV/STD information line at 800-551-2728 to get a listing of local National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day activities and HIV testing locations across the state. For more information about National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, visit www.blackaidsday.org. For information about HIV/AIDS in
For information, contact:
Mike Mullet, 404-657-1388