National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
In 2013, Community Access Services partnered with Weigel Health Promotion at Buffalo State College to present "Food, Film & Forum." The audience viewed a portion of the PBS Frontline film "Endgame," and a panel of local HIV professionals and practitioners led a discussion on HIV/AIDS and how it affects the African American community. See the gallery below for photos from our 2013 event!
Blacks are the most disproportionately impacted racial/ ethnic group across all sub-populations (e.g., men, women, youth, MSM) in the United States – at all stages of the disease – from new infections to deaths.
While only representing 14% of the U.S. population, Blacks account for 44% of all new HIV infections, according to the most recent information collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2009. At some point in their lifetimes, 1 in 16 Black men will be diagnosed with HIV infection, as will 1 in 32 Black women.