Co-authored by Jane Carper, Intern, AIDS.gov
Today is Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NCAHAAD)—an annual observance dedicated to increasing awareness of HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean American community. The National Planning Committee convened by Caribbean People International Collective, Inc. is the lead organizer for the day. Observed during National Caribbean American Heritage Month and just after our nation has marked 30 years of AIDS since the first report of AIDS in the U.S., this commemoration highlights both how far we have come and where we still need to make progress.
If you are involved in recognizing this day and working to address health disparities related to HIV and AIDS, please share what you are doing. For more ways to get involved, to find nearby HIV testing services, housing providers, health centers and other service providers, and to download more resources, visit AIDS.gov. Now is a great time to join the National Observances Web Community to find what’s happening for this and all of the HIV/AIDS Awareness Days.