Many know about AIDS Awareness Day celebrated on the first of December each year, but few are aware of what today is.

For 16 years, Feb. 7 has been recognized as the official day for black AIDS awareness, testing, education, treatment and involvement.

From National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day:

When it comes to stemming the tides of HIV/AIDS in Black communities throughout the United States and Diaspora, nobody is on the way to save our people. We are the ones who are responsible for saving one another.

Read more at National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Black HIV/AIDS Day was created by Healthy Black Communities, Inc., and international nonprofit organization with a mission to protect and promote healthy Black communities.

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What will you do today to raise awareness about  the impact of HIV/AIDS on the black community?

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