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National Hiv Testing Day

As A Black Gay Man, I'm Constantly Battling My Fear Of HIV

Drew-Shane Daniels | Posted 08.31.2014 | Gay Voices
Drew-Shane Daniels

Since National HIV Testing Day was Friday, I decided to go get tested. This has become a tradition for me every summer. My last HIV test was last year and I knew it had been longer than six months since my last test.

The Results: What If I Test Positive+ for HIV?

Verneda White | Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact
Verneda White

On this National HIV Testing Day #NHTD I share my recent experience not to excuse my decision making, but to encourage others who may find themselves in a similar situation to take action.

A Gift of Life Positive and The Power To Be Strong for National HIV Testing Day (AUDIO / VIDEO)

Nicholas Snow | Posted 08.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

On the occasion of National HIV Testing Day (June 27th), I am honored to gift readers of The Huffington Post with a Kindle download (You may choose...

Pittsburgh Mayor Records PSA to Promote HIV Testing

Sue Kerr | Posted 08.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Sue Kerr

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto has been a long-time ally to the LGBTQ community, from his days as a legislative aide to his years on City Council and now in his first months as Mayor.

Less Than Half Of America Has Been Tested For HIV. Here's Why.

Shari Margolese | Posted 06.18.2014 | Impact

By Shari Margolese HIV has been a serious health concern for Americans for over 30 years. And yet only about 45 percent of Americans have ever ...

Fearing Life With HIV: Using 'HIV-Negative' as a Substitution for 'Haven't Been Tested'

Preston Mitchum | Posted 10.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Preston Mitchum

I am embarrassed to admit that until June 27, 2013, I used "I'm HIV-negative" as a substitution for "I haven't been tested." Whereas I did not know my HIV status and could have been positive, I rejected William, a person who did the responsible thing by getting tested and telling me about his status.

'The Power to Be Strong' for National HIV Testing Day, June 27 (AUDIO, VIDEO)

Nicholas Snow | Posted 08.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

I created "The Power to Be Strong" Song and Music Video Campaign to reach millions of people around the world about the importance of voluntary HIV counseling and testing and increased adherence to safer sex practices.

Free HIV Tests In One Of New York's Busiest Parks?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 06.20.2013 | Gay Voices

New Yorkers go to Union Square for various reasons. Whether it be to peruse the farmer's market, doing a little shopping, or just to catch their next ...

National HIV Testing Day: Which States Have Most Diagnoses (And What You Can Do)

Posted 06.27.2012 | Impact

Advocacy may be the most powerful tool at our disposal when it comes to HIV testing. Wednesday marks National HIV Testing Day, with the aim of educ...

AIDS In Black America On National HIV Testing Day

Phill Wilson | Posted 08.27.2012 | Black Voices
Phill Wilson

Black people bear the brunt of this epidemic. We are 13% of the population, but about half of the estimated 1.2 million Americans living with HIV/AIDS, nearly half of new HIV cases, and half of annual AIDS-related deaths in this country are Black.

National HIV Testing Day: 9 Reasons Not To Skip It (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 06.26.2012 | Black Voices

On the eve of National HIV Testing Day 2012, the stakes are exceptionally high for African-American men and women. Since last year's efforts by th...

The Stupid Question: "Are You Clean?"

Mark S. King | Posted 08.22.2012 | Gay Voices
Mark S. King

Can we please remove this insulting, dangerous and unproductive question from our lexicon? There is an alternative to The Stupid Question.

Many Shades of Gay

Neil G. Giuliano | Posted 08.13.2012 | Gay Voices
Neil G. Giuliano

As Pride celebrations across the country reach full swing, we invite you to take a moment for some campy fun. Make and share an avatar at Many Shades of Gay. It's simple and easy, and your efforts will help us change the way we think about HIV testing in our community.

Testing For HIV Together: The New Gay Relationship Milestone?

AP | By CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 01.19.2012 | Gay Voices

CHICAGO -- Newly dating and slightly anxious, two men bared their arms for blood tests and pondered the possibility that one of them, or both, could b...

HIV in America: Why You Should Get Tested

Basim Khan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Basim Khan

Yesterday was National HIV Testing Day, a reminder for all of us to get tested for HIV. Despite startling numbers, HIV is not part of our national consciousness as it was even a decade ago.

Know Your Status: Test for HIV This Week

Rena Greifinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Rena Greifinger

This week, HIV/AIDS advocacy organizations around the country are encouraging the public to "Get Yourself Tested," a campaign that culminates on Sunday, June 27, National HIV Testing Day.

Ashton Kutcher Tweets For Obama

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If you're a regular reader of Ashton Kutcher's Twitter feed (and you very well may be, as the actor and prankster has over 2.5 million followers), you...

Take Action Against AIDS Today

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

On National HIV Testing Day, we are reminded that 1.1 million Americans are living with HIV in the United States, yet one in five of them do not know their status.