Through the HIV Community Awareness Campaign, the Arizona Community Foundation’s Black Philanthropy Initiative and Center for LGBTQ Philanthropy are joining forces with 11 community collaborators.
The HIV Community Awareness Campaign is working to increase awareness and reduce the stigma of HIV among African Americans in Arizona, who have significantly higher rates of infection over any other race. Sixty-seven percent of all children infected with HIV are Black. Black women are 20 times more likely to be infected than White women and Black men are 6 times more likely to be infected than White men.
Community collaborators include the Arizona Department of Health Services, Aunt Rita’s Foundation, Black Chamber of Arizona, City of Phoenix, Ebony House, Mountain Park Health Centers, Native Health, Office of Congressman Ruben Gallego, Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS, Terros Health and Vitalyst Health Foundation.
Add your support with a gift to the
Because We Care HIV Prevention Fund
A cycle of new infections, fueled by stigma and a host of other issues, hampers access to HIV prevention, testing and treatment services. Because We Care is one component of the broader, long-term strategy designed to stop the spread of HIV through improved education, increased testing and calls to action among influential stakeholders.
The Because We Care Community Forum
The Because We Care movement is aimed at stopping the spread of HIV and reducing the stigma of the disease among African Americans in Arizona by increasing awareness, education and testing. The upcoming Because We Care Community Forum will kick off a new information repository at www.BlackHIVAZ.org and launch the development of a fund that will support the nonprofit organizations that fill gaps in care and education in the black community.