Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is an American holiday dedicated to raising public awareness about HIV/AIDS among the black population of the country. Celebrated every year on February 7th.
The first Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day was held in 1999. It was a rare action, the purpose of which was to tell the public about the existing problem among the black population of the country and offer effective solutions. After more than 20 years, the holiday has become massive. The realization has come that without the elimination of racial discrimination it will not be possible to defeat HIV / AIDS.
The disease can affect any person, regardless of race, gender and age. HIV is the initial stage of the disease. This virus is transmitted through blood and through unprotected sexual contact. Once in the body, it leads to damage to cells, using them for their own reproduction. The disease is incurable, but modern drugs can slow down this process as much as possible. If you completely abandon therapy, then HIV will gradually develop into the stage of AIDS. The immune system of a person will be completely destroyed, and he can even die from a cold.
- HIV is not transmitted through personal items and through saliva.
- The disease very rarely manifests itself immediately. Visible symptoms of the destruction of the immune system will be observed in about 6-8 years.
- It is believed that HIV has existed for a long time and only infected animals. The human population began to suffer from it about a century ago, when the virus was transmitted from chimpanzees.
How to celebrate
Support black people you know if they have HIV/AIDS. Donate some to The Black AIDS Institute or support a fundraiser to help sick black people. Organize lectures in educational institutions to raise awareness of the problem.
Share Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on social media. Let more people know about it.
When is Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day celebrated in 2024?
Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is observed on February 7 each year.