Monthly Archives: February 2019

Amid Trump’s call to end HIV/AIDS, here’s what’s being done in Hampton Roads

The Trump administration is launching a campaign to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic by the year 2030.  According to the CDC, more than 1 million people have HIV in the U.S., with about two-thirds of new infections occurring in gay or bisexual men. The president’s plan would focus on 48 U.S. counties where the most new infections occur, which are primarily in the South. Several Hampton Roads health districts are teaming up to try and stop the spread of HIV in the...

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2019

Today is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). Observed each year on February 7th, NBHAAD serves as an opportunity to highlight the need for increased HIV education, testing, community involvement and treatment in Black/African-American communities. This year’s NBHAAD theme, “Together for Love: Stop HIV Stigma”, highlights the messages of the Act Against AIDSLet’s Stop HIV Together campaign.  Let’s Stop HIV Together raises awareness that we all have a role to play in stopping HIV stigma.  HIV continues to impact the health...