National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Coming Together to Fight HIV/AIDS

To commemorate National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Senior Advisor to President Obama Valerie Jarrett shared her heart-felt thoughts on the importance of combating HIV/AIDS. Watch her video message:

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness is not just a day to increase awareness, but a day to act on your own health.

  • Do you know your status? If not, text your zipcode to 566948 (“KNOWIT”) to find and HIV testing site near you or go to
  • You can also call 1-800-CDC-INFORMATION for more information and testing sites in your area.
  • Visit for Federal resources, events in your area and tools to commemorate National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.


  1. Thank you so much Ms. Jarrett, President Obama and government agencies on the forefront of helping us in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
    I am an HIV/AIDS & substance abuse prevention outreach worker in Detroit, working with WOMEN AGE 50 and older (through a federal/SAMHSA grant).
    Yesterday I performed 12 OraQuick rapid HIV tests in 4 hours – the majority of the people I tested were seniors! I was ecstatic! And I was extremely proud of all 12 of the individuals who stepped up to be tested. And more were willing to be tested but my time ran out.
    I am gratified by the work I do. And we recognize your support and commitment are PRECEDENT-setting and very much appreciated.
    I believe I’m making a LIFE SAVING DIFFERENCE, one woman/one person at a time. And yesterday I made a DIFFERENCE in 12 lives!!!
    All the best to you and know that your commitment is seen.

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