December 7, 2010 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. African Americans are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS. While making up only 13 percent of the U.S. population, they account for more than 49 percent of AIDS cases. AIDS is now the leading cause of death for African American women ages 25 to 34, and the second leading cause of death for African American men ages 35 to 44. This year marks the tenth year of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Organizations celebrate the day in hopes of raising awareness of the problem of HIV/AIDS in the African American community.