Dr. Kevin Fenton, Director of CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, urges members of the black community to talk about HIV. Created: 2/1/2012 by National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP).
Date Released: 2/1/2012. Series Name: HIV/AIDS.
This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
HIV is taking a devastating toll on black communities, and we must take steps to reduce and end this toll. On this National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and throughout the year, I encourage you to get the facts about HIV and talk openly about what you have learned.
Speak to your children, your peers, your friends, your partners, about HIV. Speak out against stigma, discrimination, and homophobia. Create safe spaces in your homes, in your schools, and in places of worship to talk about HIV. Together, we must tackle the root causes that allow HIV to flourish in our communities.