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Start here to learn the basics about HIV and AIDS and learn how to take steps to protect yourself and loved ones and prevent HIV. Then, share this life-saving information with others.
According to CDC, one in five persons living with HIV doesn’t know that he or she has it. Getting an HIV test, knowing your HIV status, and encouraging your friends, family, and community to do the same are important steps in preventing the spread of HIV.
Support a Person Living With HIV/AIDS
When participants of this campaign were asked how friends, partners, coworkers, or people in their community can support people living with HIV or encourage others to stay HIV negative, their answers were always the same. Talk. Listen. Support.
The Campaign in the Community
Volunteer in Your Community
Your help is needed! The first step to getting involved in HIV prevention is to contact your local AIDS service organizations and/or community health departments. These groups can help identify opportunities or other organizations that may need the support of volunteers. You can also visit the sites listed below to search HIV/AIDS-related volunteer opportunities for you, your family, and friends in your community.
Download Campaign Materials
See the Together Materials page for free, downloadable campaign materials to spread the word in your community and help raise awareness about the impact of HIV, the importance of HIV prevention and testing, the effects of stigma, and how we can work together to increase support for people living with HIV.
Host a Storytelling Event in Your Local Community
Working with your local health department or community-based organizations, invite people living with HIV and their supporters to join you for a “storytelling” event at a place like your local library. Have open discussions about how you are all supporting each other and working together to stop HIV.
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