National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) on June 27 (USA)

With the annual observance of National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) on June 27, advocates, policy makers, healthcare providers, and others encourage people to “Take the Test. Take Control”. Since NHTD was first observed in 2005, we have seen a tremendous rise in the use of new media tools. In June 2010, AIDS.gov launched the HIV Testing Sites & Care Services Locator HERE. This is a location-based search tool that allows you to find HIV testing, housing assistance, health centers, Ryan White HIV … [Read more...]

Funding Availability to Support HIV Care – HRSA Announces

Last week, the HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) issued a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) that will support between 5 and 10 new Part C programs offering HIV early intervention services (EIS) in areas of the country where the HIV epidemic is increasing, demand for services has increased, and the availability of other HIV/AIDS services is limited. This funding opportunity stems from President Obama’s 2011 World AIDS Day initiative to expand … [Read more...]

HIV/AIDS Prevention & Service Provider Locator to Facebook

Taking the AIDS.gov HIV/AIDS Prevention & Service Provider Locator to Facebook   Eight hundred million peopleare active users of Facebook ,according to the site’s own statistics. That’s one in nine people living today. Of those 800 million, over 50% check their account on a daily basis.Because it serves as a connecting point for millions, we developed a Facebook app with our HIV/AIDS Prevention and Service Provider Locator (the Locator). This allows users to search for … [Read more...]

Doing Right By World AIDS Day: Putting Community Front and Center

      World AIDS Day, December 1, presents a unique challenge to a website such as TheBody.com that is devoted to all things HIV/AIDS year-round. How do we commemorate the day in a way that doesn’t simply rehash the information we disseminate every other day of the year? And how do we make World AIDS Day relevant before and beyond December 1? Every year, we create a special section for World AIDS Day , but we wanted our latest effort to be more than a list of resources and statistics. We … [Read more...]

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