National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is an HIV testing and treatment community mobilization initiative designed to increase the awareness of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment among Blacks in the United States and across the Diaspora.
The movement has four main objectives that it hopes to achieve within Black communities:
This National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day the Black AIDS Institute has partnered with HPTN and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Region IV to provide assistance and support to our Black Treatment Advocates Networks (BTAN) to feature pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) education for Black communities throughout the country.
SPREAD THE WORD THROUGH FACEBOOK
Update Facebook with the National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
Replace your profile photo with the NBHAAD/BTAN logo to increase awareness among your friends.
Join the conversation on the Institute's Facebook page.
Participate in the discussion and tell us how you're observing NBHAAD in your community on the Black AIDS Institute Facebook page. Comment on, "like," and share NBHAAD posts made by the Institute, along with your thoughts, on your organization's Facebook page.
Use Facebook to post about BTAN NBHAAD event.
Mention something about your BTAN NBHAAD event in your Facebook status. Include a link people can go to for more information (such as www.blackaids.org). Or use any of the suggested Facebook posts below:
Write a Facebook "note."
If you don't have a blog, write a "note" on Facebook about how Black men and women are impacted by HIV/AIDS. Note topics could include how HIV/AIDS has affected the Black community or how you're taking action during NBHAAD. Or share a list of the top five HIV/AIDS facts you want every Black American.
SPREAD THE WORD THROUGH TWITTER
Follow National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness HIV/AIDS Awareness Day via @Blackaids_org on Twitter.
Tweet, retweet, and join the conversation with your own tweets using the official hashtag #BTANNBHAAD.
Update your Twitter photo.
Update your Twitter photo with the NBHAAD/BTAN logo.
Host a Twitter chat.
Hold or participate in a live Twitter chat discussing how HIV/AIDS impacts on Black communities and what role PrEP will play in reducing HIV infection in your state or local community. Encourage your community to join the chat by inviting them via Twitter, Facebook, or local group email lists.
Tweet about National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
You can use one or more of the following suggested tweets to help us spread the word about NBHAAD:
SPREAD THE WORD ONLINE IN OTHER WAYS
Create a National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Board on Pinterest.
Create a Pinterest board to promote "HIV Education in Black Communities and PrEP." Share the observance day infographic, Web badge, or any visual elements you can produce to highlight the facts and statistics surrounding PrEP and Black communities. When you post something to Pinterest, be sure to use the #BTANNBHAAD hashtag.
Share articles on LinkedIn.
Use your LinkedIn "status update" to share an article about HIV/AIDS and PrEP, your NBHAAD event, or the National Black HIV/AIDS Day website on your profile, company, or group page.
Post photos to Flickr.
Take pictures of what you are doing to observe NBHAAD, upload them to Flickr, and tag them with #BTANNBHAAD. Share the photos with others to help raise awareness. You can also share your photos on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other photo-sharing website.
Share videos via YouTube.
Take videos of what you are doing to commemorate NBHAAD. Post your videos to YouTube and share them on Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr. Tag them with #BTANNBHAAD and include www.blackaids.org in the video description to help your viewers find more information.
Record a podcast.
Record a podcast about HIV/AIDS and PrEP to educate others and inspire people to take action. Share the podcast on your organization's website as well as on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking sites.
Write and publish a blog post.
Write a blog post about NBHAAD or any other topic that focuses on HIV/AIDS among Blacks and PrEP education. For example, the blog post could be about erasing stigma of using a medication to prevent HIV or increasing awareness, education, and prevention. Share your blog on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking sites.
Create a video blog.
Create a video blog sharing how HIV/AIDS has affected you or how you are raising awareness of the disease. You can also use your blog to feature your experience at an NBHAAD event. Share your videos on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and other social networking sites.
Host a webinar.
Present a free webinar that discusses some of the myths and facts about HIV/AIDS and PrEP or provides general information about the disease. Encourage discussion and inspire participants to take 4
action. Promote the webinar on your organization's website and on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.
Send an e-card.
Make sure your friends and family know about NBHAAD! Send them an e-card with details about the observance day and how they can get involved.