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The importance of knowing your status

June 27 is National HIV Testing Day, a yearly occasion to encourage people to get tested for HIV and to promote HIV education. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV, including about 161,800 people who are unaware of their status.

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, June 25, 2021


AIDS United Honors National Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

June 8 is National Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This is a time to reflect and show compassion for those living with HIV as well as a day of hope for Caribbean and Caribbean Americans alike.

Posted By: Jordan Patrick, Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellow - Tuesday, June 08, 2021


A reflection this National Transgender HIV Testing Day

"On this National Transgender HIV Testing Day, I urge everyone and all to put their labor towards a fight on which everyone wins. Support your transgender relatives, friends, co-workers, neighbors, children, and students by utilizing your privileges so we don't have to continue laboring for an existence we are all entitled to."

Posted By: Aryah Lester - Sunday, April 18, 2021


The importance of sharing stories and space with youth advocates

In order to end HIV, we need to ensure that the movement has the longevity required to put a stop to an epidemic that is older than what we even consider to be a youth advocate. We need to intentionally ensure we are including youth voices in this fight.

Posted By: Whitney Thomas - Friday, April 09, 2021


Remembering Pedro Zamora on National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day as we work to #StopHIVTogether

When Pedro Zamora disclosed his HIV status to the strangers living with him on The Real World: San Francisco, Zamora became the face of HIV for people watching from their living rooms across the United States. A 21-year-old Cuban immigrant, Zamora had dedicated his life to educating youth about HIV/AIDS.

Posted By: Jake Soria, Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellow - Friday, April 09, 2021


Putting Meaningful Involvement of People Living with HIV into action for Black women and girls as we #StopHIVTogether

Around National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, we caught up with LaTrischa Miles to learn more about her work and how we can center Black women and girls in our work to stop HIV together.

Posted By: Helen Parshall - Thursday, March 11, 2021


HIV activism: Commemorating NBHAAD during the COVID-19 pandemic

"I’m taking my second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine later this week to commemorate National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. It’s considerably an eccentric way to celebrate, but during this unprecedented year, it makes the most sense to me."

Posted By: Ian L. Haddock - Thursday, February 04, 2021


Messages of hope on World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is a day to remember those we have lost to HIV and to recommit to doing all we can to stop new transmissions and ensure those of us living with HIV receive the care we need to live long, healthy and vibrant lives

Posted By: AIDS United, Policy Department - Friday, December 04, 2020


World AIDS Day: COVID-19 and the precedent of HIV

My hope this World AIDS Day is that the world will learn from the precedents the HIV epidemic laid out. Because if we learn from these precedents, we can save lives and the COVID-related death toll will come nowhere near that of HIV.

Posted By: Jesse Milan - Tuesday, December 01, 2020


Looking at the Work to #StopHIVTogether in Puerto Rico this National Latinx HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

This National Latinx HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, AIDS United’s own Anselmo Fonseca shares his story and work to empower communities in Puerto Rico to stop HIV together.

Posted By: Anselmo Fonseca - Wednesday, October 14, 2020

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