This past Sunday, February 7th, was National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta hosted a panel of keynote speakers highlighting the event. Among the speakers was one of our own MPH- Health Policy and Management students. Erica Parks was elected to present her work on increasing HIV/AIDS awareness in the black community. Parks works with local churches to hold HIV/AIDS focus groups and prevention and education sessions for groups of African-American youth.
For more information on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, visit the website here: http://www.blackaidsday.org/
For more information on other HIV/AIDS awareness days, click here: http://aids.gov/awareness-days/
Posted February 8, 2010.