Associated Press - February 5, 2012
Chicago - The Chicago Department of Public Health will
participate in a national observance aimed at raising HIV/AIDS
awareness among African Americans.
The 12th annual National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is Tuesday.
The city's health department is running public service
announcements about the importance of getting tested for HIV/AIDS
and knowing your status.
Events are planned across the city, including free HIV testing
and resource fairs.
The health department says African Americans make up 59 percent
of HIV diagnoses in Chicago. There are more than 20,000 people in
Chicago living with HIV.