The Friday Five – National #HIVTestingDay
Next Tuesday, June 27th, is National HIV Testing Day, a day to promote HIV testing. On this day, the federal government, health departments, and other organizations raise awareness about the importance of HIV testing and early diagnosis of HIV. Whether you are an individual or an organization, there are many ways to take action on National HIV Testing Day. This week’s Friday Five is dedicated to spreading the word and supporting the cause.
HIV.gov formerly AIDS.gov
Be sure to explore the new HIV.gov site, formerly AIDS.gov, which was recently re-named, re-organized, and re-designed. The changes have made it more mobile friendly and easier for users to find and share information with others. HIV.gov is the go to site for the latest news and information regarding Federal HIV policies, programs, and resources available to the American public.
— HIV.gov (@HIVGov) June 5, 2017
Developed by HIV.gov, Positive Spin is part of a comprehensive federal effort to increase the proportion of HIV-positive individuals who are diagnosed, treated and virally suppressed. Positive Spin features the personal experiences of five HIV-positive, gay black men who have successfully navigated the HIV care continuum since black gay and bisexual men are disproportionately affected by the domestic HIV epidemic. To hear their stories and access information across the HIV care continuum visit the site. To share your own story to help others use #mypositivespin.
— Dr. Hazel Dean (@DrDeanCDC) October 30, 2016
The CDC’s Act Against Aids initiative has launched a new national campaign just in time for National HIV Testing Day. Doing It is an HIV testing and prevention campaign designed to motivate all adults to get tested for HIV and know their status. There are many ways to get involved and spread the message. One of the easiest and quickest ways to support the movement is through social media. Take part in the CDC National Prevention Information Network’s #NHTD Thunderclap or share photos and videos that raise awareness about HIV testing using #DoingIt on all of your social media outlets.
— HIV.gov (@HIVGov) June 22, 2017
Webinar: Community Response to the Effects of HIV Treatment and Viral Suppression on Sexual Transmission
On Friday, June 30, 2017 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm ET, join the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy for a community led webinar, “Community Response to the Effects of HIV Treatment and Viral Suppression on Transmission.” In the last year, compelling new evidence has demonstrated that HIV treatment significantly reduces sexual transmission of HIV. Learn how community leaders and organizations have responded to these data and what they mean on a personal level to people living with HIV.
— HIV.gov (@HIVGov) June 20, 2017
Are you Doing It? Testing for HIV? CDC recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 get tested for HIV at least once as part of routine health care and that people with certain risk factors get tested more often. To learn more about testing or to find a testing location nearby check out the abundance of resources on the CDC Act Against AIDS website. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services also offers a one of a kind app, HIV Testing Sites & Care Services Locator.
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