Recognizing National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day #NBHAAD (February 7, 2023)
Tuesday, February 7th is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2023. Pacific-AETC recognizes National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and continue efforts to expand anti-racist and equitable HIV prevention, care, and treatment in Black communities. Racism, discrimination, and mistrust in the health care system affect whether Black people seek or receive HIV prevention, treatment, and care. We must work to stop HIV stigma and overcome structural barriers to HIV testing, prevention, and treatment to help reduce health inequities in Black communities.
More progress is needed to reduce the disproportionate impact of HIV on Black communities. AIDSVu reports that in 2020, Black people represented 42% of new HIV diagnoses, despite making up only 14% of the U.S. population. The disparity is clear in HIV prevalence as well—in 2020, 40% of all people living with HIV in the U.S. were Black.
The below trainings from Pacific AETC and other capacity-building organizations are valuable opportunities to better understand health inequities and structural racism, strengthen our anti-racist framework, and best inform our work.
Access PAETC On-Demand Trainings below:
HIV Learning Network – Challenging Structural Racism in HIV Care
This presentation was given on July 8, 2022 by Monica Hahn, MD, MPH, AAHIVS, Clinical Director, Pacific AETC, Associate Medical Director, HIVE Clinic, and Associate Professor, Family and Community Medicine, UCSF.
Description: Dr. Monica Hahn, MD, MPH, AAHIVS, will provide an overview of structural racism in the context of the HIV and COVID-19 pandemic, review what lessons we have learned from HIV and COVID-19 that can inform our work, and help us move toward providing services with an anti-racist framework.
The Intersection of Misogynoir: Obstetric Racism & HIV, a 3-part series
Speaker: Dr. Karen A. Scott, MD, MPH, FACOG.
Session #1: From Slavery to Sovereignty: Reclaiming Our Time, Narratives, Bodies, Lives, Families, and Futures
Session #2: Reimagining STI/HIV Risk and Sexual Behavior and Health among Black Women & Girls: Theoretical Approaches in Problem Analysis and Solution Building
Session #3: Black Mothers Living with HIV Navigating Health Care Systems: Problem Analysis and Solution Building Using Narrative Inquiry & Applications of the PREM-OB Scale Suite.
The Intersection of Structural Racism, HIV and COVID-19; Strategies to dismantle systems that perpetuate Health Inequities
This webinar was presented on August 6, 2020.
Description: This webinar will examine the intersection of structural racism, HIV, and COVID-19 while hearing experts on opportunities to make paradigm shifts for healthcare and social justice systems. We will discuss lessons learned from the HIV epidemic that apply to COVID-19, structural racism, and health inequities
Upcoming #NBHAAD 2023 Webinars:
“The Power Of PrEP”:a webinar addressing the disparities in the utilization of PrEP for HIV prevention in the Black community on February 7 at 2pm ET.
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Town Hall with Leisha McKinley-Beach on Feb 7 at 3pm ET
The next Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy (OIDP) Live with Leadership is February 7 at 2:30 ET, commemorating National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Black Women and PrEP Toolkit
Ending the HIV epidemic in Black communities will take multi-faceted, innovative, and intentional approaches. Launched in time for the 2018 National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (March 10), the Black Women and PrEP Toolkit is a product of those conversations—created for Black women by Black women.
This initiative was launched, in part, with Gilead Sciences.
This toolkit contains:
Branded posters that can be co-branded for your organization
Brochures and presentations for community education
Resources created by other organizations doing great work around PrEP for Black women.
Information about how the Black AIDS Institute can provide your organization or health department training and capacity building services to increase PrEP awareness and utilization
Take a deeper look with AIDSVu Infographics:
Check out the National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day webpages from CDC and HIV.gov for more information and resources.
HIV/AIDS-Related Research and African Americans
NIH Strategic Plan for HIV and HIV-Related Research (FY 2021-2025), from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of AIDS Research (OAR). The Plan describes NIH research priorities to prevent, treat, and eventually cure HIV/AIDS. An overarching focus of NIH HIV research is to better understand health disparities, including disparities that may be linked to race and ethnicity.
Research Related to HIV/AIDS and African Americans: