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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

National HIV Testing Day June 27

National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), June 27, is an annual observance to promote HIV testing. The National Association of People with AIDS Exit Disclaimer (NAPWA) founded the day in 1995 and continues to be the lead for this observance. This is a particularly important time for YOU to get involved! Take the Test, Take Control.

Want to get involved? Here are some resources:

Locate HIV Testing Near You: Use and share this online HIV/AIDS Prevention & Service Providers Locator and add the widget to your website or blog. Visit HIVtest.org Exit Disclaimer. Send a text message with your ZIP code to KNOWIT (566948).

Webinar/Conference Call: On June 26, 2012, AIDS.gov will host a webinar/conference call on "HIV Testing for an AIDS-Free Generation" for Federal staff, stakeholders, and for grantees who work with domestic HIV/AIDS programs. Learn more and register now  Download and share this flyer (PDF, 1.65 MB).

Leading Health Indicators Webinar: Register Exit Disclaimer for Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators webinar (June 21 from 12–12:45 PM ET).  HHS Dr. Koh will announce new data on the percent of people living with HIV who are aware of their status. This event will address reproductive and sexual health.

Twitter: Learn about Twitter here. Join @GoHealthyPeople June 19 from 1-1:30 PM ET for a live Twitter chat. Use the hashtag #NHTD.Exit Disclaimer

Podcast: Listen to Dr. Kevin A. Fenton, (Director of CDC's National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention) discuss National HIV Testing Day. Click here for audio podcast.
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Posters: Download and customize these posters.  Post them in your community. Order free, hard copy posters or download them from the Greater Than AIDS Online Store.

More resources: Download and share this NHTD toolkit which includes sample announcements, tweets, e-cards, web badges and more.

Learn about HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns in the U.S.
  • CDC's Act Against AIDS Exit Disclaimer campaign aims to combat complacency about the HIV/AIDS crisis.
    • The Take Charge. Take the Test. campaign aims to increase HIV testing and awareness among African-American women. Learn more here.
    • The Testing Makes Us Strongernational campaign promotes HIV testing among black gay and bisexual men.
  • The Greater Than AIDS Exit Disclaimer initiative responds to the AIDS epidemic, especially among Black Americans.
  • Our Faith Lights the Way! Exit Disclaimer mobilizes faith communities to educate and encourage every person in their congregation and community to get tested for HIV. The Balm in Gilead campaign encourages faith communities to offer HIV testing on and around NHTD 2012.
Learn about other HIV/AIDS Awareness Days: Visit the HIV/AIDS Awareness Days page.

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