dennis haysbert*Feb. 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

Watch the video below and share it with people you care about on this important day. Together, we can be Greater Than AIDS.

More than 60 Black celebrities are joining with Greater than AIDS to shine a spotlight on the high rates of HIV infection in the Black community on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

Black Americans account for nearly half of all new HIV infections each year, yet make up just 12 percent of the population. It’s time to unite and bring this disproportionate epidemic to an end.

Actors, musicians and entertainers all volunteered their time and voices because HIV touches all of us. Read the full press release for more information about the collaboration. As a special web exclusive, watch a behind-the-scenes video of actor Dennis Haysbert describing what the Greater Than AIDS movement means to him:

Together we can be Greater Than AIDS. But we all have a part to play in preventing the spread of HIV and reducing the stigma of AIDS.


Join the movement today:

>Like Greater Than AIDS on Facebook: Join the community of over 139,000 active and engaged followers here and stay up to date with the latest HIV/AIDS information and news from the campaign.

>Follow Greater Than AIDS on Twitter: Keep up with the campaign on Twitter and follow the celebrities uniting against AIDS.

>Know: Give yourself a crash course on HIV/AIDS. What we don’t know can hurt us.

>Talk: Start open and honest conversations about HIV with the people you love and care about. Break the silence.

>Protect: If you have sex, use a condom. It’s as simple as that. Spread the word.

>Get Tested: Know your status. It’s the first step towards slowing the epidemic. Testing is easier and faster than ever before so find a testing center near you today!

>Get Treatment: If you do test positive, talk to a health care provider about treatment. With proper care and medication it is possible to live a long, healthy life with HIV.

Now that you’ve done your part to help reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS, don’t forget to share the video!