I Am My Brother’s/Sister’s Keeper: A Timeline Of 16 HIV/AIDS Milestones
February 7, 2016, marks the 16th National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), a national HIV testing and treatment community mobilization initiative targeted at Blacks in the United States and the Diaspora. Approximately one in 16 Black men will be diagnosed with HIV during their lifetime, as will one in 32 Black women. African Americans accounted for an estimated 44% of all new HIV infections among adults and adolescents (aged 13 years or older) in 2010, despite representing only 12% of the US population.
The fight to end HIV/AIDS in Black communities and globally continues to be high priority, but here we take a look back at 16 major milestones within the last 16 years.