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

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…

White House Director Douglas Brooks Shares Testing Day Message

A few days before the 2015 observance of National HIV Testing Day, I sat down with Mr. Douglas Brooks, Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy, for a brief conversation about HIV testing. Douglas shared his personal perspective on how he benefited from an HIV test 25 years ago. He also discussed…

National HIV Testing Day Message from the U.S. Surgeon General

National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) is June 27, 2015. Please watch and share this new message on HIV testing from Dr. Vivek Murthy, the U.S. Surgeon General: We also encourage you to watch our other NHTD video message from Dr. Ronald Valdiserri.  Please share these videos with others and join the conversation using #NHTD. For more resources, check…

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…

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…

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…

FDA Reaches Out to Minorities During Hepatitis Awareness Month

Did you know that millions of Americans (mostly baby boomers) are living with chronic Hepatitis and up to 2/3 may not even know they are infected? Annually, in May, the public health community commemorates “Hepatitis Awareness Month” to bring attention to this disease, its symptoms, testing, and treatment options. This year, we are working with…

Baby Boomers: Get Tested for Hepatitis C

While May’s observance of Hepatitis Awareness Month is coming to a close this week, there is an ongoing need to encourage both individuals and healthcare providers to follow the recommendations of both the CDC and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force  that individuals born between 1945 and 1965 – the so-called “baby boomer” generation –…