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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

Dr. Howard Koh

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…

Partnership: National HIV Testing Day – Part I

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Partnerships are essential to supporting the key messages of each of the national health observances, including National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) which is observed annually on June 27. An example of a NHTD-related partnership is the Greater Than AIDS and Walgreen’s collaboration  with nearly 200 state and local health departments and AIDS service organizations (ASOs)…

Black Voices Bloggers on National HIV Testing Day and Social Media

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June 27th is National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) and the theme for this year is “Take the Test. Take Control”. In recognition of this observance day, our Black Voices series bloggers answer the question why NHTD is important to them and what is one thing people (or organizations) can do to promote NHTD. Here is…

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

Dr. Anthony Fauci

Watch NIAID Director Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., discuss current HIV vaccine research approaches. Developing a safe and sufficiently effective HIV vaccine is essential if we are to achieve a timely and durable end to the global HIV/AIDS pandemic. The path to an HIV vaccine has not been—and will not be—an easy one. In the 27…

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