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5 Tips for National HIV Testing Day

June 27 is the 20th annual observance of National HIV Testing Day (NHTD). Here are some tips for getting involved. 5 Tips for National HIV Testing Day 2015 TIP #1 This year’s theme is “Take the Test. Take Control.” Find resources, fact sheets and more on the National HIV Testing Day page on AIDS.gov.   TIP…

Celebrating LGBT Pride Month

Danny Garvin was a twenty-year-old living in New York City when he saw something happening at the Stonewall Inn. Over the next six days, he would be drawn into the riots that would inspire a generation of Americans to mobilize for equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals. He later described those June…

Eight Digital Resources for National HIV Testing Day 2015

June 27 is the 20th annual observance of National HIV Testing Day (NHTD). Over the years, the emergence of digital tools has created new ways to communicate about the importance of knowing your HIV status—which is the first step toward living healthy if you have HIV. Here is a selection of Federal resources to help…

Funding Available from NIH’s HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Project

NIH’s National Library of Medicine (NLM) has announced the solicitation of quotations from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects for improving HIV/AIDS information access for patients and the affected community as well as their caregivers and the general public. Awards of up to $50,000 are available. Applications are due by July 20, 2015….

NEW VIDEO! National HIV Testing Day Message from Dr. Ronald Valdiserri

National HIV Testing Day is June 27, 2015. Please watch and share this new message on HIV testing from Dr. Ronald O. Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases. The theme for National HIV Testing Day 2015 is: “Take the Test. Take Control.” We encourage you to view the additional federal resources for National…

Conversation with CDC’s Dr. Jono Mermin at the 2015 Summit on HCV & HIV

Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with my colleague Dr. Jonathan Mermin, Director of CDC’s National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, about the HIV and HCV outbreak in Indiana. This outbreak appears to reverse a multi-year trend in declining HIV infections among people who inject drugs (PWID) and also sheds…

Get Tested with Walgreens & Greater Than AIDS!

In the lead up to National HIV Testing Day (June 27th), Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS are teaming up with health departments and local AIDS service organizations to provide FREE HIV testing at select Walgreens stores in more than 150 cities across the nation: JUNE 25 – Thursday – 3pm to 7pm JUNE 26 – Friday…

New Issue Brief on ACA and People Living with HIV from Kaiser Family Foundation

The Kaiser Family Foundation has released a new issue brief, The ACA and People Living with HIV: Profiles from the Field. Featuring in-depth profiles of 12 people living with HIV, the document highlights how the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) coverage expansions impacted their access to coverage and care. According to the Issue Brief’s authors, while some…