Today is World AIDS Day, which began in 1988. This day is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection and mourning those who have died of the disease worldwide.
Although there has been advancement in medications, in the United States, HIV/AIDS disproportionately affects Black communities. According to the CDC in 2018, African Americans accounted for 13% of the US population but 42% of new HIV contractions.
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🚨 All forms of stigma & discrimination have to stop 🚨— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) December 1, 2020
On #WorldAIDSDay & beyond, you can take part & stand up against #HIV related stigma & discrimination by:
✅Listening to people living with HIV
✅Educating yourself & others
✅Speaking out against stereotypes pic.twitter.com/VFAiWNIbxf