It's National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and the Illinois Department of Public Health is urging African Americans to get tested.
Public health spokesperson Sabrina Miller says blacks are disproportionately affected by the disease and need to find out if they are infected. You can find a location that offers free testing near you by texting: i-l and your zip code to 36363. Or visit the website: www.basuah.org.
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day was created in 2000 to mobilize and provide greater access to testing, health resources and education about the disease.