National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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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.