Saturday, February 7th is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (#NBHAAD)

This year’s NBHAAD theme is “I Am My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper. Fight HIV/AIDS!”. 
Here are 10 easy-to-use resources to help you get involved with NBHAAD:

1. Find and Download NBHAAD Resources

Visit the AIDS.gov NBHAAD Awareness Day page to find available resources. Need the logo, factsheets, resources and downloads from across the US Government and the community? Find them here.

2. Use and Share the HIV Services Locator

The AIDS.gov HIV Testing Sites & Care Services Locator can help you find nearby HIV tests or services for mental health, substance abuse, housing and more. Use our mobile apps to show someone the Locator on your mobile phone. Are you a local organization providing HIV services? You can add the Locator widget to your site, and watch and share this video about using the Locator.

3. Learn the Basics and Know the Facts

Learn the facts and get basic information about HIV/AIDS, HIV prevention, and HIV testing. For those just diagnosed with HIV, find information on what to do next. Learn how to stay healthy while living with HIV: https://aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/

4. Receive Free Social Media Support
AIDS.gov Virtual Office Hours offers you one-on-one time with an AIDS.gov social media expert to ask questions about new media tools, and learn strategies that are well-suited to your HIV outreach. Make an appointment just for yourself, or invite other team members who may want to learn about social media.

5. Stay Updated with Daily Blogs

Subscribe to the AIDS.gov Blog for daily updates on HIV resources, federal policies and programs, social media, funding announcements etc. Check out this blog from HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell.

6. Check out the Black Voices Blog Series
The Black Voices blog series features a series of conversations with young leaders from communities across the U.S. In this recent blog our Black Voices bloggers reflect on the impact of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King on helping them with managing their lives and their HIV.

7. Watch and Share Videos
Dr  Tim Harrison Reflections
Dr. Timothy Harrison Reflections

Watch and share this storyof Dr. Timothy Harrison, Senior Policy Advisor, HHSOffice of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP), as he reflects on how his personal loss has reinforced his longstanding professional commitment to responding to the epidemic.

8. Learn About HIV Health Outcomes 

Listen to the “Moving Black MSM along the Care Continuum” webinar to learn about the challenges, opportunities and emerging practices that respond to disparate HIV health outcomes among black MSM. Visit the AIDS.gov Webinars pagefor past and upcoming webinars, as well as tips for planning your own webinar.

9. Get Covered Before the 2/15 Deadline
One of the best ways you can observe NBHAAD is to ensure your friends, neighbors, and loved ones enroll in the coverage they need and make full use of that coverage once they have it. The 2015 open enrollment period for coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace ends in just a few days on February 15, 2015.

10. Amplify the Conversation on Social Media
Be apart of the conversation on social media this NBHAAD. For daily photo updates follow us on Instagram. Use the hashtag #NBHAAD with your social media messages and follow AIDS.gov for updates on the observance and every day.
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