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HIV/AIDS Awareness Days

World AIDS Day 2016

John Kerry Secretary of State

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC December 1, 2016 On World AIDS Day, we commemorate the lives lost and communities devastated by HIV/AIDS. We also celebrate those lives that have been saved and the courageous individuals who have brought hope and healing to those living with and affected by this disease. Thirty-five…

Get Ready for World AIDS Day 2016

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World AIDS Day – December 1 –  is rapidly approaching! The U.S. Government theme for this year’s observance is Leadership. Commitment. Impact., and we want to point you to the information and tools you’ll need to incorporate the theme in your local activities for this year’s observance. Please stay tuned for many announcements by our…

Recognizing HIV and Aging in America

Dr. Amy Lansky

Summary: Dr. Lansky outlines some resources and Federal actions outlined in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy related to HIV and aging. Yesterday [September 18], we observed National HIV & Aging Awareness Day. People aged 50 years and older comprise 42% of all persons living with diagnosed HIV infection and about one in six new HIV diagnoses. As noted…

For National HIV Testing Day, CDC Launches Serostatus Matters, a New Continuing Medical Education Opportunity to Encourage Primary Care Providers to Test their Patients for HIV

CDC Serostatus blog June 27 - cropped June 2016

Over 1 million people in the United States are living with HIV and 1 in 8 – approximately 156,300 people – do not know they have it. HIV testing is the only way people can tell if they have HIV. Therefore, as part of an ongoing efforts to ensure everyone is tested for HIV at…

Reflections on National Transgender HIV Testing Day

JoAnne Keatley headshot

The inaugural National Transgender HIV Testing Day (NTHTD) on April 18 marked a milestone for members of the trans community, who face high HIV impact. Almost a year in the making, this awareness day is the result of efforts led by JoAnne Keatley, Director, Center of Excellence for Transgender Health at the University of California,…

National HIV Testing Day Efforts Increase HIV Testing but Testing Opportunities Still Missed During Most Health Care Visits

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Today is National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), a day to raise awareness of the importance of HIV testing and to create events that make it easy to obtain an HIV test. Currently, an estimated 87 percent of people living with HIV in the United States know of their infection. But there is still much work…

REALLY: Get Tested

Rich Wolitski - Headshot - no jacket not smiling - cropped June 2016

I’ve seen firsthand the impact that HIV testing can have on people’s lives. My first involvement in HIV was as a volunteer HIV pretest and posttest counselor in Long Beach, California, while I was in my 20s. I talked to people who came in to get tested because they were anxious and afraid they had…

National HIV Testing Day: Deondre’s story

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Tests tend to make a lot of us very nervous. Though we may study and prepare, there always seems to be some sort of anxiety or nervousness that comes with taking them. For me, it‘s the thought of not knowing 100% what the end result will be. The truth is that we don’t always get…