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Chicago marks Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

February 5, 2012
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.

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