The HIV/AIDS epidemic in the black community is at an all-time high. In 2015, 48% of people in the United States living with HIV/AIDS were African-American. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the stigma in the black community is "fear of disclosing risk behavior or sexual orientation may prevent African Americans from seeking testing." Socioeconomic factors also play an influential role in the community, including higher incarceration rates, racial discrimination, less access to decent healthcare, and poverty. In addition, the nation's capital has consistently been among the top 10 cities with most positive STD tests for the past five years.
Campaign Overview & Objectives
- The campaign will start on April 1, 2017 and end on National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (April 10).
- Goals: Get D.C. off the top 10 list and decrease the number of unsuspecting HIV/AIDS patients.
- In order to drastically impact and change the future, we must start by educating our youth.
African-American college students in Washington, D.C.
Social Media outreach program