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Act Against AIDS: the First Year

Kevin Fenton: Health Protection Perspectives

In April 2009, CDC and the White House launched Act Against AIDS (AAA), a 5-year, $45-million communication campaign. After almost 20 years since the last national HIV campaign, it was past time to again initiate a national conversation about one of the worst epidemics this country has ever experienced. In the United States, we have…

The Current & Future State of HIV Testing in the U.S.:
A National HIV Testing Day Webinar/Conference Call

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Co-authored by Amy Palilonis, Presidential Management Fellow, AIDS.gov Last week we sponsored a webinar/conference call in advance of National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) — June 27 — for Federal staff and grantees who work with domestic HIV/AIDS programs. Panelists on the call included senior HIV leaders from across the Federal government. Over 1,000 listening sites…

Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS Conference Call: Updates on ADAP from HRSA/HAB

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On Tuesday, July 29, the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) held a conference call for PACHA members and the public. During the call, Dr. Deborah Parham-Hopson, Associate Administrator for HIV/AIDS, Health Resources and Services Administration at HHS, provided an update on the waiting lists for the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), a government program…

National HIV Testing Day Twitter Town Hall Recap

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Susan Robinson, MS

This year's National HIV Testing Day is now behind us, but what a whirlwind of events and activities! This year, we saw an unprecedented use of social media to get out the NHTD message, Take the Test. Take Control. One in particular was highlighted in the May 25th Blog: The NHTD Twitter Town Hall. It…

Today is National HIV Testing Day: Take the Test, Take Control

June 26 - National HIV Testing Day

Today, June 27, is National HIV Testing Day. The CDC estimates that approximately 1.1 million Americans are living with HIV; of these, an estimated 21% do not know their status. As President Obama said in his 2010 press statement about National HIV Testing Day, “I would like to renew my call for all Americans to…

National HIV Testing Day 2010

Jonathan Mermin, MD, MPH

June 27 is the 17th National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), which is organized annually by the National Association of People with AIDS * (NAPWA), with support from CDC and AIDS.gov. Testing is critical as one in five people with HIV in the United States (or 200,000 people) don’t know they have HIV. The NHTD theme,…

Search and Share: Taking Action with One Simple Tool for National HIV Testing Day

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Paul Kawata

National HIV Testing Day (NHTD)— June 27— is less than a week away and it’s not too late to take action. As we heard last week from NASTAD’s Murray Penner, NHTD is a powerful opportunity to promote testing and increase HIV awareness throughout the year. One simple thing we’ve asked our colleagues to do for…

National HIV Testing Day Throughout the Year!

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Murray Penner

National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) (PDF) on June 27th is an important day each year when state and local health departments and many community-based organizations (CBOs) across the nation engage with communities to promote HIV testing and early diagnosis. This visibility is an important opportunity to encourage routine HIV (as well as STD) testing, but…