The Malcolm X Foundation is holding a special testing and treatment event for the community Friday in recognition of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
Recent statistics indicate that African-Americans make up about 44% of new HIV cases. About the same number live with AIDS. The rate of HIV infections among black women is 20 times as high as white women, and black males make up a third of new HIV infections.
If things don’t change, it is estimated that one in 16 black men and one in 32 black women will be diagnosed with an HIV infection.
The Malcolm X Foundation’s program is called “We Are the Ones We’ve Been Waiting For” and takes place Friday from 5:00 to 7:30. The event is meant to encourage African-Americans to get educated, tested, and treated.
For more information, the number is 402-444-6427