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Today is National HIV Testing Day: Take the Test, Take Control

June 26 - National HIV Testing Day

Today, June 27, is National HIV Testing Day. The CDC estimates that approximately 1.1 million Americans are living with HIV; of these, an estimated 21% do not know their status. As President Obama said in his 2010 press statement about National HIV Testing Day, “I would like to renew my call for all Americans to…

National HIV Testing Day 2010

Jonathan Mermin, MD, MPH

June 27 is the 17th National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), which is organized annually by the National Association of People with AIDS * (NAPWA), with support from CDC and AIDS.gov. Testing is critical as one in five people with HIV in the United States (or 200,000 people) don’t know they have HIV. The NHTD theme,…

Search and Share: Taking Action with One Simple Tool for National HIV Testing Day

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Paul Kawata

National HIV Testing Day (NHTD)— June 27— is less than a week away and it’s not too late to take action. As we heard last week from NASTAD’s Murray Penner, NHTD is a powerful opportunity to promote testing and increase HIV awareness throughout the year. One simple thing we’ve asked our colleagues to do for…

National HIV Testing Day Throughout the Year!

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Murray Penner

National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) (PDF) on June 27th is an important day each year when state and local health departments and many community-based organizations (CBOs) across the nation engage with communities to promote HIV testing and early diagnosis. This visibility is an important opportunity to encourage routine HIV (as well as STD) testing, but…

Highlights from the Mobile Health 2010 Conference

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We recently had the pleasure of attending the Mobile Health 2010 Conference at Stanford University. The purpose of the conference was simple: “[to] highlight how today’s mobile technology can improve the health of everyday people.” We were honored to co-host the conference, and to present some of our thoughts on mobile planning for AIDS.gov. Our…

Using Video to Share Your Story: Some Tips on National Caribbean HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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National HIV Testing Day is June 27th. For the last two years we've used widgets as a way to share testing messages, resources and stories. This year we launched the HIV/AIDS prevention and services locator widget to help connect people not only to HIV testing sites, but to other support services, like housing, mental health,…

Gearing up for National HIV Testing Day (June 27): Check Out The HIV Prevention and Service Widget

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Find HIV/AIDSPrevention & ServiceProviders GO Enter your location, such as: “Washington, DC”, or “20002″. For more information on this widget, please visit AIDS.gov. Please contact contact@aids.gov with any comments or concerns. It’s June 1st and we’re gearing up for National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) later this month on June 27. This year, and every year,…

Sharing our Pride and Commitment in the LGBT Community

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Co-authored by Miguel Gomez, AIDS.gov Director As Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month (June) approaches, we want to honor the LGBT community’s role in the response to HIV and share our commitment to combating the stigma and discrimination that still affects many LGBT people. Though we have made progress in addressing homophobia and…

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