On National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), we focus on educating and mobilizing the African American community in response to the HIV/AIDS crisis. According to AIDSVu, in 2013, the number of African American Montgomery County residents living with diagnosed HIV was almost 30 times the number of white Montgomery County residents living with diagnosed HIV, although African Americans make up roughly 17% of the population. We must equip our homes, communities, workplaces, and places of worship with the tools needed to take a stand against HIV/AIDS.
AAHP is committed to closing the HIV disparity by providing resources and testing that help combat this deadly disease among African Americans in Montgomery County. In observance of NBHAAD, on February 9, AAHP’s Executive Coalition will host an informational presentation on HIV/AIDS among African Americans in Montgomery County. We invite Montgomery County residents to join us for this special meeting. Please see details in our events calendar.