The National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS (NBLCA)'s mission is to educate, organize, and empower Black leadership, including clergy, elected officials, medical practitioners, business professionals, social policy experts, and the media to meet the challenge of fighting HIV/AIDS in their local communities.
February 7th is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day!
Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Harlem to Promote the Importance of Knowing Your HIV Status for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Feb. 2
The Reverend Dr. Adolph Roberts to Encourage NYC Residents to Get Tested for HIV
WHO: Mt. Calvary Baptist Church and the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, Inc. (NBLCA)
WHAT: The Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, led by Reverend Dr. Adolph Roberts, has joined with NBLCA to raise awareness about the importance of knowing your HIV status for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), which takes place on February 7th.
NBHAAD, observed on February 7th every year, is an HIV testing and treatment community mobilization initiative for black people in the United States. There are four specific focal points of NBHAAD: Get Educated, Get Tested, Get Involved, Get Treated.
Reverend Dr. Roberts will discuss the critical importance of knowing your HIV status and how easy it is to test at home with the OraQuick® in-home rapid oral HIV test, which is available at retail stores and online at OraQuick.com.
The OraQuick® In-Home HIV Test is an over-the-counter version of the same test that healthcare professionals have been using for over a decade in hospitals, clinics, community-based organizations and physician offices. The test uses oral fluid by way of mouth swab and results are available in just 20 minutes.
WHEN: Sunday, February 2nd Services begin at 11:00 am
WHERE: Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 231 West 142nd Street, New York, NY 10030
This NBLCA initiative involves several faith-based institutions in NYC.Other NYC houses of worship observing NBHAAD on February 2nd include the Convent Avenue Baptist Church and the East Ward Baptist Church.
WHY: African Americans continue to be disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS:
- According to the CDC, although African Americans account for 12 percent of the U.S. population, they account for 47 percent of all new HIV infections.
- About 250,000 people in the US have HIV and don’t know it. These people are unknowingly responsible for up to 75% of new infections.
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