Monday, June 27, 2016
National HIV Testing Day
June 27: National HIV Testing Day!
Since 1995, when the U. S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) first teamed-up with the National Association for Persons Living With AIDS (NAPWA), June 27, annually, is designated National HIV
Testing Day. Throughout the United States, most health agencies promote this date as an opportunity to outreach to the public on the benefits of free counseling and testing and knowledge of one's HIV status.
Can you Do It?
Doing It is a new national HIV testing and prevention campaign to motivate all adults to get tested for HIV and know their status. As part of the Act Against AIDS initiative, Doing It delivers the message that HIV testing should be a part of everyone's regular health routine to keep ourselves and our community healthy. He's doing it. She's doing it. You should be doing it, too!
For additional information on the CDC's Doing It, click here.
I volunteer for a local HIV service organization as a staff development trainer and as a facilitator/mentor for a peer support group. Below are images of a poster we created for the Doing It campaign, 2016. I let one of the group members take the pictures with my camera. He never could get the lens in focus!
Peace! Get naked. Enjoy!
Bare With Pride