Frost Illustrated (Ft. Wayne, Ind.) (01.22.13)
February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), a national HIV testing and treatment community mobilization initiative that began 13 years ago to address the continuing severity of the HIV/AIDS epidemic within the African-American community. NBHAAD encourages African Americans across the United States to “Get Educated, Get Tested, Get Treated, and Get Involved” in stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS. The 2013 theme is “Our ancestors fought that we might be free—even from HIV!”
Patricia Veazy, prevention outreach coordinator for the Fort Wayne, Ind., AIDS Task Force, invites the community to take part in an NBHAAD awareness event to show its support and unity. The event will take place at the African/African-American Historical Society Museum on Saturday, February 2, at 2:00 p.m. The task force requests that participants wear the color red to demonstrate their support during a photo opportunity that will be offered. The museum is located at 436 E. Douglas Avenue in Fort Wayne. Those seeking additional information should call Veazy at (260) 744–1144.