National HIV Testing Day (NHTD)
National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), June 27, is an annual observance to promote HIV testing. The National Association of People with AIDS (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.
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 . Send a text message with your ZIP code to KNOWIT (566948).
Press Statement: Read and share President Obama’s Statement on National HIV Testing Day.
Video: View and share this National HIV Testing Day video from AIDS.gov. With this brief and interactive video, anyone can talk with a friend, family member or colleague about the importance of knowing one’s HIV status.
Webinar/Conference Call: On June 26, 2012, AIDS.gov hosted 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 here.
Leading Health Indicators Webinar: Register 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.
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.
Learn about HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns in the U.S.
- CDC's Act Against AIDS campaign aims to combat complacency about the HIV/AIDS crisis.
- The Greater Than AIDS initiative responds to the AIDS epidemic, especially among Black Americans.
- Our Faith Lights the Way! 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.