HIV.gov Shares Communication Tools for National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

HIV.gov, HIV, NGMHAADSeptember 27, 2017, National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NGMHAAD) is a chance to communicate about HIV in this community and the important and longstanding role that gay men have had in addressing the HIV epidemic in our nation.

To support your work around NGMHAAD, here’s a select list of resources for digital and traditional communication.

HIV Testing

This suite of HIV.gov resources promotes knowledge of one’s HIV status and access to related services:

  • The HIV Testing Sites & Care Services Locator is a tool that allows you to search for testing services, housing providers, health centers and other service providers near your current location. Apps for the locator are available in the iTunes store and on Google Play.
  • Webmasters can embed the HIV.gov widget in your sites.
  • This shareable video about the Locator shows how health and social support providers can use this tool to talk with people at risk for HIV and those who are living with HIV.
  • Succinct explanations of HIV testing, prevention and care and related issues are available in this HIV.gov basics section.

Personal Stories

This observance is a chance to spur conversation that builds individual awareness of HIV, encourage knowledge of one’s HIV status and support engagement in prevention and care. For these conversations, we offer ready-to-go digital stories:

The Positive Spin videos and microsite feature the personal experiences of five HIV-positive, gay Black men who have successfully navigated the HIV care continuum from diagnosis to treatment and, ultimately, to viral suppression.

We also recommend the videos from the Doing It campaign from the CDC’s Act Against AIDS initiative.

Social Media

The hashtag #NGMHAAD  connects you to the conversation on social media. If you have a story to share related to this observance, use the hashtag #mypositivespin  and #NGMHAAD . Here is a short list of federal social media platforms to follow and like:

Twitter:

@HIVgov
@CDC_HIV/AIDS
@DrMerminCDC
@talkHIV 
@HRSAgov

Facebook:

HIV.gov
CDC HIV
HRSAgov

Visuals

Both HIV.gov and CDC have NGMHAAD visuals for your use. We’ve got the logo for the day and more on our NGMHAAD resource page. CDC has banners, social media images, and other graphics ready for your use.

Be Informed

If you want more information about the historic contributions of gay men to the fight against HIV, check our timeline of HIV and AIDS.

As the nation marks NGMHAAD, we will post more on HIV.gov so please be sure you’re subscribed to get upcoming articles. We also discuss the national HIV awareness days year-round. Subscribe here.

*This post was originally published on September 25, 2017, on HIV.gov.

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