Feb. 7 In Pennsylvania
Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives will declare by Resolution that Feb. 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day in Pennsylvania.
According to the National Institutes of Health, in 2016:
- 17,528 African Americans received an HIV diagnosis in the United States (12,890 men and 4,560 women).
- More than half (58%, 10,223) of African Americans who received an HIV diagnosis were gay or bisexual men.
- Among African American gay and bisexual men who received an HIV diagnosis, 39% (3,993) were young men aged 25 to 34.
- Forty-seven percent (8,501) of those who received an AIDS diagnosis in the United States were African American.