The African American Health Program is committed to eliminating health disparities and improving the number and quality of years of life for African Americans in Montgomery County, Maryland.

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  • December is International AIDS Awareness Month

    aids-ribbon11-781x1024International AIDS Awareness Month kicked off with World AIDS Day on December 1. AIDS is the final stage of HIV infection. It can take years for a person infected with HIV to reach this stage. One in five of the more than one million people living with HIV in the United States is unaware of his or her infection.
     
    When compared with other groups, African Americans account for a higher proportion of HIV infections at all stages of disease–from new infections to deaths. In Maryland, HIV diagnoses disproportionately affect non-Hispanic Blacks, who represented 76.3% of new cases in 2012. Further, over 70% of diagnoses reported for Montgomery County in 2011 were among Black residents, who represent less than 20% of the County population.
     
    AAHP is proud to support AIDS awareness, and our team works throughout the year to educate, test, and provide resources around preventing and managing sexually transmitted infections, including HIV/AIDS. Learn more!

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