"While only representing 14% of the U.S. population, Blacks account for 44% of all new HIV infections, according to the most recent information collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2009. We are the most disproportionately impacted racial/ethnic group across all sub-populations (e.g., men, women, youth, MSM) in the United States – at all stages of the disease – from new infections to deaths."
Get informed, Get involved, Get tested.
There are plenty of free HIV/AIDS testing sites around Nashville. Park Center offers free testing, and we also have a case management team specifically for Black HIV/AIDS-at-risk adults. The First Response Center, founded by the awesome Ed Sanders, is also a great resource.
Let's all stop ignoring the subject and start working together to erase stigma and erase HIV/AIDS in our communities.