Today is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

In 2019, 40% of all people living with HIV were Black, despite comprising 12% of the U.S. population.

Compared to other groups, Black/African-American gay and bisexual men had the highest number of new HIV diagnoses.

PrEP Coverage Among Black/African American People in the US 2019

Compared to all people with HIV, Black/African-American people had lower viral suppression rates. For every 100 Black/African-American people with HIV in 2018, 63 received some HIV care, 48 were retained in care, and 51 were virally suppressed.

HIV Viral

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) is highly effective for preventing HIV from sex or injection drug use. Philadelphia FIGHT is committed to providing healthcare services, including PrEP, to all people regardless of health insurance status or ability to pay.

Only 8% of Black/African-American people who could benefit from PrEP were prescribed PrEP in 2019, compared to 23% of people who could benefit from PrEP overall.