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National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAAD)

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Today is the 7th annual observance of National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAAD). This year’s theme reminds us that Aging is a part of life: HIV doesn’t have to be. To further the goals of reducing new cases of HIV among older people and supporting those who are living with HIV, we would like to…

NBHAAD’s New Media Outreach Explodes Under “The New Normal”

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Editor’s Note: This is the second post in our series looking at how social media has been used to support national health observances. As our readers plan for upcoming observance days including National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2015, we encourage you to check out all our HIV/AIDS Awareness Day posts. This year marks the 14th…

Using Social Media and Technology for National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

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If your grandmother were to ask you for your Twitter handle or your grandfather wanted to become your Facebook friend, how would you respond? If you posted or tweeted messages related to HIV or AIDS awareness, education or testing among older adults, would you be willing to share that information with your grandparents? Beyond individual…

Reflections on Social Media Communication: National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day 2014

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Editor’s note: This is the first in an occasional series of reflective posts about social media use in support of messages for the national health observances. April 10, 2014 marked the second annual National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day  (NYHAAD), a day of action to put young people at the center of the conversation…

CDC Encourages African-American Women to #TakeChargeAndTest for #NHTD

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In honor of National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released an expanded suite of materials for Take Charge. Take the Test ™. This national HIV testing campaign is for African-American women between the ages of 18-34 to encourage them to get tested for HIV and reduce their risk…

National HIV Testing Day, June 27, 2014

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Transmission of HIV continues at an unacceptably high rate, and drug use plays an important role—both through exposure to infected body fluids among injection drug users and through the lowered inhibition and risky sexual behaviors that all forms of drug use facilitate. Almost 1.1 million Americans are currently living with the HIV virus, and nearly…

Observing National HIV Testing Day

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A statement by Assistant Secretary for Health Howard K. Koh, MD, MPH Today, as we recognize National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), it is important to note that nearly 1 in 6 Americans who have HIV do not know they are infected. If you are between the ages of 13-64, or are pregnant, the Centers for…

National HIV Testing Day 2014: HIV Testing Saves Lives

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Tomorrow is National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), a day on which we join with partners from all walks of life to promote HIV testing and early diagnosis of HIV across the United States, and remind every American that HIV testing saves lives. Today, a person who is promptly diagnosed with HIV, started on therapy and…