Thursday, February 7, marks National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, which was started as an initiative to mobilize black communities, located domestically and abroad, to change the state in which HIV/AIDS affect their neighborhoods. To spread awareness on the impact that HIV/AIDS has on the black population, the University of the North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapter of National Association of the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has created the “I AM AIDS” Campaign to spread awareness of the virus by utilizing social media. Through this campaign, we hope to reduce the stigma of HIV/AIDS by providing educational facts. Individuals are also posting personal stories if they have directly or indirectly been impacted by HIV/AIDS.
If you would like to help us with the campaign, post pictures of yourself to the The UNC National Association of the Advancement of Colored People’s Page (https://www.facebook.com/uncnaacp) indicating a fact on HIV/AIDS or you can talk about how you’ve been impacted by HIV/AIDS. You can also post pics on Twitter and Instagram using #naacpIAmAIDS. Join the movement.