HIV and the Faith Community: Fighting the Epidemic in the Black Community

Please join us as we chat live on Twitter for “HIV and the Faith Community: Fighting the Epidemic in the Black Community.” The NAACP pleased to partner with AIDS.gov, AIDSVu, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) for this important Twitter town hall on Wednesday, July 16, at 1:30 PM EST.

A Twitter town hall is a public dialogue that occurs within the parameters of the social media website, Twitter.com. During the discussion, the hosts steer the conversation to ensure that as many questions as possible get answered by authoritative sources on the topic.

This hour long conversation will bring together experts and advocates nationwide to look at the disproportionate impact of HIV on Black America, social factors that influence HIV transmission, how the National HIV/AIDS Strategy aims to fight the epidemic, and what faith leaders are doing to engage the community. The conversation will also offer guidance for pastors’ participation in the third annual nationwide Day of Unity, held July 20, 2014 (for more information on Day of Unity, visit: http://www.theblackchurchandhiv.org/pages/day-of-unity)

Join us!

• First: if you don’t have a Twitter account, go to www.Twitter.com and create one.

• Second: To have your voice heard, anyone can submit questions to @NAACP using the hashtag #HIVUnites. If you can’t make it during the scheduled time, tweet questions beforehand using #HIVUnites and they will be addressed during the town hall.

• Third: Participate live on July 16, at 1:30 PM EST! Tweet questions and retweet information or stories you find interesting, and interact with others involved in the discussion. Remember to include #HIVUnites in your tweets to stay involved in the discussion. The best way to follow the discussion in real time is to search #HIVUnites on Twitter.

We hope that you will participate by tweeting your questions about HIV/AIDS using the hashtag #HIVUnites. This informative conversation is a great opportunity to interact directly with NAACP leaders and HIV experts.