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I Know, I Took the Test: My HIV Testing Story

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National HIV Testing Day was last Saturday. All month we've encouraged people to listen to real stories from real people about what taking an HIV test means to them. We used a widget to show short videos of both HIV+ and HIV- people sharing their stories about getting tested. And as we moved towards the…

National HIV Testing Day – A message from President Obama

National HIV Testing Day from President Obama

Throughout the month of June, we've been asking people to share their HIV testing stories. Today, in recognition of National HIV Testing Day, President Obama released a special video message about the importance of HIV testing and his own experiences getting an HIV test in Kenya. The White House has used Twitter , YouTube and…

I Know. I Took The Test: Stories from The Positive Project

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I Know. I Took The Test: Stories from The Positive Project - Allison

Interview of Tony Miles Back in March, we shared videos from The Positive Project in honor of National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Watching those videos reinforced the power of sharing personal stories about HIV through new media — and helped inspire our “I Know. I Took the Test” initiative for National HIV Testing Day. Today…

I Know. I Took The Test: Stories from Second Life

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Interview of Jena Ball We’ve shared HIV testing story intiatives from the Southern AIDS Living Quilt, POZ magazine, and the National Association of People with AIDS leading up to National HIV Testing Day. Today’s post will take us “in world” to some virtual testing day story initiatives happening in Karuna , the National Library of…

I Know. I Took The Test: Stories from The National Association of People with AIDS

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Interview of Tom Kujawski So far in our “I Know. I Took The Test” blog series, we’ve shared compelling HIV testing videos from the Southern AIDS Living Quilt and POZ . Today I’m excited to highlight a different kind of initiative — This is My Story — that shows the power of the written word….

I Know. I Took The Test: Stories from POZ

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Interview of Ian Anderson Earlier this week we shared an HIV testing story initiative focusing on women in the South, and in this post we’re highlighting testing stories from POZ as we continue our “I Know. I Took The Test” blog series for National HIV Testing Day. I spoke with POZ‘s Ian Anderson, President &…

I Know. I Took The Test: Stories from the Southern AIDS Living Quilt

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Interview of Patrick Packer In this week’s post, I’m excited to share with you HIV testing stories from the Southern AIDS Living Quilt and my recent conversation with Patrick Packer, Executive Director of the Southern AIDS Coalition . As we mentioned last week, this month leading up to National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) on June…

I Know. I Took the Test: National HIV Testing Day Call to Action

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Back in April, I shared that according to CDC estimates, one of every five people living with HIV in the U.S. is unaware of their HIV status. Stigma remains a barrier to people getting an HIV test. I also asked for your suggestions in naming our AIDS.gov National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) initiative which will…