World AIDS Day 2020


Khanyiswa Kwatsha, who runs a mobile clinic for the Reproductive Health and HIV Institute (RHI) background, shows containers of PrEP medication used in the prevention of HIV infectionin in the Soshanguve Township, north of Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday, Nov. 26 2020. The successful trials of a new injectable drug that needs to be taken every eight weeks to prevent HIV infection is being lauded on World AIDS Day as a turning point for the fight against a global health threat that's been eclipsed by the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)
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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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