Resource Logo
CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update

SOUTH CAROLINA: Mayor Proclaims National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day




 

Goosecreek Patch (South Carolina) (01.31.13) Aids Weekly Plus

Goose Creek, S.C., Mayor Michael Heitzler met with representatives from the Goose Creek Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church HIV/AIDS Ministry to sign a proclamation declaring February 7 the city’s “National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day” (NBHAAD). With the proclamation, all involved parties hope to draw attention to the importance of community involvement, education, testing, and treatment for those affected by HIV/AIDS. Healthy Black Communities, Inc., an international community-based organization dedicated to mobilizing local community organizations focused on HIV/AIDS education, prevention, care, and treatment, is planning and overseeing the Goose Creek NBHAAD events. In South Carolina, African Americans comprise 73 percent of individuals diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, and in Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties, African Americans with HIV/AIDS have a reported case rate six times that of Caucasians. The Goose Creek NAACP Branch, Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church HIV/AIDS Ministry, Lowcountry AIDS Services, and South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control will host events in observance of NBHAAD, including free HIV testing.



 


Copyright © 2013 -CDC Prevention News Update, Publisher. All rights reserved to Information, Inc., Bethesda, MD. The CDC National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention provides the following information as a public service only. Providing synopses of key scientific articles and lay media reports on HIV/AIDS, other sexually transmitted diseases and tuberculosis does not constitute CDC endorsement. This daily update also includes information from CDC and other government agencies, such as background on Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) articles, fact sheets, press releases and announcements. Reproduction of this text is encouraged; however, copies may not be sold, and the CDC HIV/STD/TB Prevention News Update should be cited as the source of the information. Contact the sources of the articles abstracted below for full texts of the articles.



Information in this article was accurate in February 4, 2013. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.