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 was used more than 3,000 times in 7 days leading up to the observance. One of our Twitter followers responded to our #NHTD digital resources with this message to encourage others to get tested:
|AIDS.gov @AIDSgov Jun 27
TODAY is National #HIV Testing Day. Do you and your loved one know your status? https://locator.aids.gov #NHTD
|Erica E.Johnson @Ebonafied Jun 27
@AIDSgov YES. I make it part of my yearly physical. KNOW YOUR STATUS. DO NOT put your WELL BEING IN SOME ONE ELSE HAND.
Given the pace of social media, you may have missed some of the NHTD announcements, blogs, photos, and infographics – valuable resources to continue awareness for HIV testing. Using Storify, AIDS.gov has curated a snapshot various Federal and community activities across a variety of social media platforms. You can use Storify, an online tool used to curate social media content such as Twitter, photos, and videos that tell a story of how your audience is responding to a specific topic.
We invite you to browse our #NHTD Storify and let us know how you will continue the conversation on social media.