February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Some good news: HIV rates have decreased 66 percent among Black New Yorkers since 2001. Getting educated, tested and staying healthy with treatment are all easier than you might think.
Here’s what you can do:
- Get Tested: Call 311, visit our online HIV testing locator, or text TESTNYC to 877877 to find local testing sites. Outside of NYC? Here’s the AIDS.gov testing locator: locator.aids.gov
- Get Treated: If you are living with HIV, you can protect the health of you and your partners by getting treated. Text CARE to 877877 for help finding HIV care or support services in NYC.
- Find out more about HIV prevention in NYC: Did you know there are medications available to help prevent HIV? Visit our PrEP and PEP page to get more info: on.nyc.gov/prepandpep
- Stay Sure: Find out where you can pick up free NYC Condoms. on.nyc.gov/nyccondom