• 7th Feb, 2019

    “Together for Love: Stop HIV Stigma”
     
    SPRINGFIELD – National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is celebrated February 7 every year to help end the stigma and mobilize communities to get educated, tested, treated, and involved with their local HIV/AIDS community efforts.  This year’s theme, “Together for Love: Stop HIV Stigma,” raises awareness that we all have a role to play in stopping HIV stigma.
     
    Nationally, the black community is the racial/ethnic group most burdened by HIV across all stages of the disease¾from new infections to death.  Education, outreach, testing, and treatment have all helped reduce the number of new HIV infections.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HIV diagnoses have fallen in recent years among black women (25 percent decline from 2010 to 2016) and heterosexual men (...