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Statement by the President on National HIV Testing Day

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Today is National HIV Testing Day, when we encourage people across the United States to get tested.  Early detection and treatment for HIV saves lives, and yet over half of adults in the United States have never been tested. Nearly one in five people living with HIV in this country doesn’t know his or her…

New NHTD Video from the White House Office of National AIDS Policy

White House

The AIDS.gov team thanks Dr. Grant Colfax, Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP), for working with us on a video message to promote HIV testing for National HIV Testing Day (NHTD). In the video, Dr. Colfax stresses the availability of effective treatment for HIV and explains the need for people…

ADA.gov: National HIV Testing Day is June 27

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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…

Statement by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Supreme Court Ruling on Defense of Marriage Act

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Today’s Supreme Court decision finding the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional is a victory for equality, which is a core belief of this administration. It is also a victory for families, especially those children whose parents’ legal same sex marriages can now be recognized under federal law. As a result of today’s ruling, the federal…

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Statement for National HIV Testing Day 2013

Secretary Kathleen Sebelius

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…

USPSTF Releases Hepatitis C Screening Recommendations

USPSTF Hepatitis

The new Recommendation Statement on screening for hepatitis C virus (HCV) issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force  (USPSTF) this week represents a critical step toward achieving the prevention, care and treatment goals outlined in the federal government’s Viral Hepatitis Action Plan. The new recommendation updates and expands the 2004 USPSTF recommendation, giving a…

Using Video to Share your Story: An Interview with KenLikeBarbie

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We’ve previously featured Ken Williams’ videos on this blog. As an African American man living with HIV, Ken uses YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to share his story. As we approach National HIV Testing Day on June 27, we sat down with Ken (actually, we “hungout” on Google+) to learn more about how he uses…

Funds Available for New Media Planning

2013 New Media Microfund

Editor’s note: Application revised on 6/26/13 to clarify eligibility for Washington, D.C. We know that using new media can help HIV/AIDS service organizations extend the reach of their programs and messaging. At the same time, new media is helping to advance the goals of the Digital Government Strategy (DGS), which calls on us “to ask…

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