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Feb. 7 In Pennsylvania

Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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The Pennsylvania House of Representatives will declare by Resolution that Feb. 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day in Pennsylvania.

According to the National Institutes of Health, in 2016:

  • 17,528 African Americans received an HIV diagnosis in the United States (12,890 men and 4,560 women).
  • More than half (58%, 10,223) of African Americans who received an HIV diagnosis were gay or bisexual men.
  • Among African American gay and bisexual men who received an HIV diagnosis, 39% (3,993) were young men aged 25 to 34.
  • Forty-seven percent (8,501) of those who received an AIDS diagnosis in the United States were African American.