June 27th is National HIV Testing Day
June 27, our nation observes National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), which serves as a day of action that unites organizations, health departments, community leaders and families of all backgrounds to raise awareness about the importance of HIV testing and early diagnosis of HIV. The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC), is joining NHTD efforts to encourage Black families to get tested regularly for HIV, know their status, and get link to care and treatment services.
It is possible to end the HIV epidemic, literally we have the tools required to stop the spread of the virus and to end new infections #AIDSFreeGeneration #DoingItMyWay
Opportunities to engage:
NBJC is teaming up with Angela Yee from the Breakfast Club to raise awareness about National HIV Testing Day on June 27th. Justice for Life BK with be hosting a FREE HIV TESTING event on Wednesday, June 27th from 2 P.M. – 7 P.M. at 277 MALCOLM X BLVD., BROOKLYN, NY.
If you are not able to join us by attending the event you can still show your support by:
- Promoting the event. Use our social media toolkit as a guide;
- Sharing the Facebook event.
- Getting Tested in your local community and sharing why it’s important to get tested.
We must ALL be a part of the fight to end HIV! Did you know you should get tested for HIV every 6 months? Need help finding somewhere to get tested? Visit www.hivtest.org to find testing services in YOUR LOCAL community!
Help us encourage HIV testing on National HIV Testing Day and every day to ensure people get tested for HIV, know their status, and get linked to care and treatment services. Black & Brown people are dying from HIV/AIDS (and the stigma surrounding the disease) and WE DO NOT HAVE TO! This year’s theme, Test Your Way. Do It Today., is a call to get tested now and a reminder that there are more ways than ever to get an HIV test. In a clinic, from your health care provider, at a testing event, at home, from a local organization—get tested your way today #DoingItMyWay #PACT4HIV