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NIH Statement on World AIDS Day 2015: Follow the Science to Fast-Track the End of AIDS

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When the first cases of what would become known as AIDS were reported in 1981, scientists and physicians did not know the cause and had no therapies to treat those who were infected. Times have changed and today physicians can offer their patients highly effective medicines that work as both treatment and prevention. We can…

Starting with Our Own: Federal Employees Mark World AIDS Day 2015

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December 1 will mark the 28th annual observance of World AIDS Day. This year’s Federal theme is “The Time to Act Is Now”. Along with community stakeholders across the nation, Federal employees across the U.S. Government will pause to mark this observance. Over the last few weeks, our Federal colleagues who work year-round to respond…

STORIFY: Digital resources for HIV testing beyond #NHTD

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June 27 was the 20th observance of National HIV Testing Day (NHTD). Organizations and individuals across the HIV community use this annual observance to amplify resources that encourage HIV testing as the first step to living healthy. Topsy, a social media analytics tool you can track Twitter conversations and data, stated that the #NHTD hashtag …

Ryan White and HIV Testing Day

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The proportion of HIV-infected individuals who know their status has improved in recent years, demonstrating progress toward objectives set forth in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and the HIV care continuum, both of which include the goal of expanded testing to reduce further transmission and link infected individuals to life-saving HIV/AIDS care. Being on treatment has the…

The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program: A Resource at National HIV Testing Day

Dr. Laura Cheever

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau funds programs and providers who play a critical role in finding and providing care to people living with HIV (PLWH). As we observe National HIV Testing Day this June 27, the HIV/AIDS Bureau recognizes the critical importance of HIV testing and diagnosis for prevention and treatment…

HIV Testing: What would you say?

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With National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) on Saturday, June 27, many of us are preparing to get an HIV test and supporting others to do the same. Some of the men featured in Positive Spin, our digital storytelling project about living healthy with HIV, as well as our Black Voices bloggers, share how they would…

Working Together, We Can Stop HIV

Eugene McCray, MD

Too many people—nearly 1 in 8—who are living with HIV don’t know they have it. That means they aren’t getting the medicine they need to stay healthy and to help keep from transmitting HIV to their partners. What is more, a recent CDC analysis showed that 30% of new HIV infections were transmitted from people…

National HIV Testing Day: Take the Test. Take Control.

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National HIV Testing Day reminds us that we all have the power to stop HIV, and testing is one of our most powerful tools. June 27 marks the 20th observance of National HIV Testing Day. In recognition of this HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, we encourage you to view these videos: According to the CDC, an estimated…