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 APRIL is AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

 

Nearly a quarter century ago, the Autism Society launched a nationwide effort to promote autism awareness, inclusion and self-determination for all, and assure that each person with ASD is provided the opportunity to achieve the highest possible quality of life.  This year Power316 Radio and other New York State organizations are going above and beyond simply promoting AUTISM AWARENESS to encouraging friends and collaborators to become partners in movement toward acceptance and appreciation.

 

National Autism Awareness Month represents an excellent opportunity to promote AUTISM awareness, AUSTIM acceptance and to draw attention to the tens of thousands facing an AUTISM diagnosis each year.

 

JOIN US as we celebrate National AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH 2017!!

To learn more about more go to: www.autism-society.org 

 

 

POSTPONED: State of HIV in Black America 2017: Meeting to Focus on the Southern Crisis

 

The National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, Inc. (NBLCA) will present its third Winning at Living: STATE OF HIV In BLACK AMERICA Conference on April 7, 2017, 8:30-1:30pm[CT] in the historic city of Tuskegee, Alabama, at the Municipal Complex has been POSTPONED

A recent report published by Southern HIV/AIDS Strategy Initiative reveals the extremity of the HIV epidemic there.  Not only does the region have the highest HIV diagnosis rate of any area in the nation, but a subset of the South, known as the "targeted states" has a more alarming crisis at hand.  The targeted states, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas, account for 40% of all HIV diagnoses while containing only 28% of the US population (HIV/AIDS in the US Deep South," 2017)."  Like trends across the nation, the black population in the South and especially in the targeted states bears the burnt of this epidemic.

 

As NBLCA, Power316 Radio, City of TRUTH Covenant Church, Inc., and other NYC agencies continue to strive to educate, empower, mobilize all African Americans leaders to meet the challenges of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the black community, the magnitude of the crisis in the South must be addressed.

 

This FREE event is open to community leaders, including AIDS activists, elected officials, clergy, health practitioners and service providers and educators.  The conference is an important component of NBLCA's program to help end the epidemic, and/or significantly reduce the number of new infections by 2020, in alignment with the NATIONAL HIV/AIDS STRATEGY (NHAS), HEALTHY PEOPLE 2020 and END THE EPIDEMIC (ETE) action plan in black communities.

Engage with experts, advocates and health care providers for insights on this year's area of focus: The HIV Epidemic in the U.S. South.

 

To register for this event go to 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