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 National African American HEP-C Action Day- July 25, 2017

 

Tuesday, July 25th is the 5th Annual National African American Hepatitis C Action Day (NAAHCAD). This day provides an opportunity to promote hepatitis C prevention, testing, and treatment messages to public health partners and the public. NAAHCAD also provides a chance to discuss the importance of linkage to care, cure and integrating prevention opportunities, as many people at risk for acquiring hepatitis are often at risk for acquiring other infectious diseases such as HIV or STDs.

In addition to the outreach activities that touch so many lives each year, NBLCA is partnering with C.O.P.E. (co-founder of NAAHCAD) to host Hepatitis C forums via webinars or Facebook Live to provide information to stakeholders and educated consumers as a lead up to NAAHCAD beginning this month. NBLCA is also partnering with NVHR to organize a call-in to legislators on July 25 to deliver a strong message by emphasizing the importance of the Affordable Care Act to people living with Hepatitis C.

Spread the word using the hashtag #NAAHCAD.

Sign up now and your organization will receive a NAAHCAD promotional package (while supplies last) which includes:

  • 2 – NAAHCAD T-shirts (100 organizations) NEW DESIGN IN RECOGNITION of 5TH YEAR
  • 1 – CDC NAAHCAD “Hit The Streets Poster” – 18 x 24
  • 2 – NAACHAD Events Poster – 18 x 24 NEW DESIGN IN RECOGNITION of 5TH YEAR
  • 25 – CDC Hepatitis C Flyer – 8 ½ x 11
  • 200 – NAACHAD Palm Cards – 4 x 6 NEW DESIGN IN RECOGNITION of 5TH YEAR

 For more information This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or www.NBLCA.org.

 

 

 

Facts About African Americans and HIV/AIDS

Black Americans are more severely affected by HIV and AIDS than any other group in the United States.

      • Although black Americans represent only 12% of the U.S. population, they accounted for 44% of new HIV infections in 2010 and an estimated 44% of people living with HIV in 2009.
      • Blacks also accounted for almost half of new AIDS diagnoses (49%) in 2011 (AIDS being the most advanced form of HIV disease).
      • The rate of new HIV infections per 100,000 among black adults/adolescents (68.9) was nearly eight times that of whites (8.7) and more than twice that of Latinos (27.5) in 2010. The rate for black men (103.6) was the highest of any group, more than twice that of Latino men (45.5), the second highest group. Black women (38.1) had the third highest rate overall, and the highest among women.
      • HIV was the 4th leading cause of death for both black men and black women, ages 25–44, in 2009, ranking higher than for their respective counterparts in any other racial/ethnic group.

Source: Kaiser Family Foundation. HIV/AIDS Policy Fact Sheet, Black Americans and HIV/AIDS (March 2013).

**For more information on how HIV/AIDS affects ethnic, racial and sexual minorities, please use the following links:

·         Minorities and HIV Data and Stats

·         HIV Among Gay and Bisexual Men

·         HIV Among African Americans

·         HIV Among Latino/Hispanics

·         HIV Among Women

·         HIV Among Transgender People

·         HIV Among Youth