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black aids awareness day

Today is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

sometimes i feel like a broken record

each year encouraging our communities to pay attention to HIV/AIDS

each year it seems to get harder to get folks to listen

each year the rates keep rising

for African Americans that is…

especially African American youth

please take the time to think about what you have been doing 

better yet think about what your partners could be doing

without your knowledge

get tested for hiv and other sexually transmitted infections

remember the tests do not prevent you from getting something

so you’ve gotta

abstain from sex

that mean NO to all types of sex

or

protect yourself by using condoms

make sure to learn how to use and dispose of one properly

 

if it sounds like i am preaching that’s because I AM!

we have to keep focused until the number of new infections

get down to ZERO

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Today is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.  I’m sure you have heard the numbers…

In 2009, Black Americans represented only 14% of the U.S. population, but accounted for almost half of all new HIV infections.  That’s right, people are still getting infected with HIV, which is a completely preventable virus.    And the numbers keep increasing especially among Black youth because we aren’t talking about it.  So I need your help…

Please take some time to talk to a teen about building positive relationships and getting tested to they know where they stand…

For more information about National Black HIV/AIDS awareness Day visit:  http://www.blackaidsday.org/


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