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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: January 10, 2019 11:36 AM
From: Senator Vincent J. Hughes
To: All Senate members
Subject: Resolution Designating February 7, 2019 as “National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day” in Pennsylvania
 
In the near future, I plan on introducing a Resolution designating February 7, 2019 as “National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day” in Pennsylvania. Representative Wheatley will be offering a House version of the same resolution.

“National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day” began in 2000 to assist efforts to decrease and ultimately eradicate HIV/AIDS in the African-American community, the community most affected by HIV/AIDS. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), African-Americans accounted for 44% of all new HIV infections while comprising 12% of the United States population. African-American males are seven times more likely to die from HIV/AIDS than non-Hispanic males and African-American women are fifteen times more likely to die from HIV/AIDS than non-Hispanic women.

I hope you will join me in sponsoring this worthy Resolution to designate February 7, 2019 as “National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day” in Pennsylvania.

Please contact my office if you have any questions.



Introduced as SR24