For 23 years, Iris House has been a champion in the fight against HIV/AIDS in New York City’s communities of color. Today, more than ever knowing your HIV status is key, and that being connected to care and in treatment are the best ways for an HIV+ person to live a long and healthy life! Check out below for information on some of the populations we serve, the work we do and the activities we have lined up to commemorate National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day!
Women of Color still Disproportionately at Risk
In 2010, African American women accounted for 29% of the estimated new HIV infections among all adult and adolescent African Americans.
Black MSMs Need greater Access to Testing and Education
You may already know that gay and bisexual men are the population most affected by HIV in the U .S. Black gay and bisexual men are getting hit particularly hard by the epidemic.
75% of people living with HIV who access programs at Iris House have achieved viral suppression (“undetectable” viral loads) and have increased their CD4 count.
Iris House, 2348 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd., New York, NY 10030, irishouse.org
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