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ADA.gov: National HIV Testing Day is June 27

June 27 is National HIV Testing Day, a day dedicated to encouraging people to get tested for HIV. An estimated 1.1 million people in the United States live with HIV, and approximately 18% do not know they have the virus. The Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice urges people to find a National…

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Statement for National HIV Testing Day 2013

Today, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius released a statement recognizing the 19th annual observance of National HIV Testing Day (NHTD). We are grateful to the Secretary, who also worked with the AIDS.gov team to record two video public service announcements promoting NHTD.  The first video gives general information about the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the U.S.: The second…

HIV Testing Sites and Care Services Locator – A Tool for Clinicians

As an HIV physician who sees patients at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, I want to share a valuable resource for you and your patients with you. The HIV Testing Sites and Care Services Locator is a unique, online, location-based search tool that you can use with your patients and clients to help them access…

Using Social Networking to Promote HIV Testing

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At AIDS 2012, the world’s largest HIV conference, a new media declaration was released which encouraged stakeholders in the HIV community to assess how they can use new media to extend the reach of their HIV program messages. For National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), June 27, I have gathered a few examples of organizations that have…

Encouraging HIV Testing with Video

Our newest video, “Facing AIDS for National HIV Testing Day,” is a short, shareable video that anyone can use to jump-start a conversation with a loved one, to educate colleagues, to show at a local HIV awareness event, or share on social media. With the approach of National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) on June 27,…

CDC Launches New Campaign “Reasons/Razones” Encouraging HIV Testing Among Latino Gay & Bisexual Men

This month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched REASONS/RAZONES – the newest HIV testing campaign under the CDC Act Against AIDS initiative. The bilingual campaign is the agency’s first national effort to encourage HIV testing among Latino gay and bisexual men, who are among those hardest hit by HIV in the United…

Caribbean-American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: HIV in the Caribbean Region

Note: In the United States, Caribbean-American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is June 8. For this observance, Caribbean-American leaders sponsor diverse activities to create awareness of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and the health status of Caribbean-Americans within their specific communities. The observance also draws attention to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Caribbean. For more information, go to http://www.ncahaad.com ….

Supporting National HIV Testing Day with New Media

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With the annual observance of National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) on June 27, advocates, policy makers, healthcare providers, and others encourage people to “Take the Test. Take Control”. Since NHTD was first observed in 2005, we have seen a tremendous rise in the use of new media tools. In June 2010, AIDS.gov launched the HIV…