National Black HIV and AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD): Work and Organizers to Follow in 2022


  • Education
  • Harm Reduction Practices
  • Treatment Options
  • Community Engagement

HIV Within Black Communities

HIV in the South

  • If current rates continue: 1 in 2 Black gay men who have sex with men will contract HIV in their lifetimes.
  • 4 in 10 transgender respondents were living with HIV, with rates even higher among Black transgender women, with 61.9% of respondents being HIV-positive.
  • Contributing factors for high rates in transgender women are due in part to social and economic factors — including systemic racism and transphobia.
  • Over half (51%) of people in the U.S. living with HIV are aged 50 and older, and although new diagnoses are declining among this demographic, 1 in 6 HIV diagnoses were among this group. However, people over the age of 50 who have HIV are living longer, healthier lives thanks to effective HIV treatment.
  • Several states have laws to criminalize people living with HIV:
  • 30 states have HIV-specific criminal laws and/or sentence enhancements
  • 25 states have prosecuted people living with HIV under non-HIV-specific general criminal laws
  • 6 states may require registration as a sex offender as part of punishment under HIV-specific laws

Work and Organizers You Should Know

Black HIV Leaders

Black People Living with HIV and Leading HIV Awareness Efforts

23 Black HIV Service Organizations You Must Know and Support

Celebrities Speaking Up For The Community

2022 GLAAD Media Award Nominees With Ties To HIV/AIDS Awareness

Moving Forward, Together




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