BLACK HIV/AIDS AWARENESS DAY

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Stigma

Stigma also puts too many African Americans at higher risk for HIV and AIDS. Many at risk for HIV infection fear stigma more than knowing their status, choosing instead to hide their high-risk behavior rather than seek counseling and testing. For example, in a recent study of men who have sex with men (MSM) in five cities, 67% of the HIV infected black MSM were unaware of their infection.

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