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Let’s Stop HIV Together Launches New Website

Let’s Stop HIV Together logo framed by four campaign participants, two men and two women.

Let’s Stop HIV Together recently launched an updated campaign website with a suite of new materials. The new campaign resources aim to raise awareness about HIV stigma, its harmful effects, and help people learn how to stop stigma in their communities.

Real people telling real stories inspired the new materials. Last year, the campaign brought together 20 community members from across the U.S. to share their personal stories about HIV stigma and how it has affected their lives. These powerful experiences are featured on the website, social media, and more.

How can you stop help HIV stigma in your family and community?

Learn how to talk about HIV to avoid stigma, because the words we use matter. We can do our part by being intentional and thoughtful when selecting our words and choosing to use supportive—rather than stigmatizing—language. Check out the new stigma scenarios and stigma language guide to help guide you through conversations you may have in your family, community, and beyond.

Social media is a big part of how most of us communicate nowadays, so check out tips and ideas for addressing stigma to create impactful social media messages, as well as sample posts and free images for you to use.

A man looking at a woman smiling. She is not my friend with HIV. She is my friend. Together we can stop HIV stigma.

Doing It Launched A New Social Campaign

Facebook post of two people, Shawn and Gwenn, looking down at the camera with the caption “We do it all over town. #HIVTesting Hashtag Doing It My Way”

Doing It My Way (Haciéndolo A Mi Manera) is a social campaign that makes HIV testing relatable by highlighting how and why people make testing part of their lives—on their terms and in their way. Leading up to National HIV Testing Day on June 27, the campaign encouraged people to share their experience with HIV testing using the hashtag #DoingItMyWay. The community took to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to express how they get tested through pictures, videos, and more! Check out what people had to say at cdc.gov/DoingItMyWay.

The social campaign continues through December 2018. You can support the campaign by sharing why HIV testing is part of your health routine or sharing the different ways you can get tested on your social media.

You can find more ideas and ways to get involved in the Doing It My Way digital toolkit. Tell us what motivates YOU to make HIV testing part of your health routine!

Start Talking. Stop HIV. now has its own Instagram page!

Hand holding a rainbow flag. Condragulations. Start Talking. Stop HIV.

Start Talking. Stop HIV. (STSH) released a new Instagram dedicated exclusively to the campaign.

Watch for new images, videos, polls, stories, and more content featuring tips, resources and conversation starters about HIV, PrEP, relationships (such as couples of different status), and topics related to gay, bisexual, and transgender men.

Follow and share the new Instagram page with your networks!  @StartTalkingHIV

HIV Treatment Works in Your City

Blue map of U.S. “Communities in Action” for HIV Treatment Works highlighting New York, NY; Washington, DC; Memphis, TN; Columbia, SC (new); Jackson, MS (new), Baton Rouge, LA; New Orleans, LA; and Miami, FL.

HIV Treatment Works (HTW) is connecting cities throughout the country! Campaign participants are on the ground sharing how getting into HIV care and staying on treatment can help people with HIV live well. Most recently, HTW expanded to Columbia, SC, and Jackson, MS!

Stay tuned for more information about activities and events near you and check out participant profiles highlighting why they choose to get and stay in care.

Get Involved with the 2019 National HIV Prevention Conference

2019 National HIV Prevention Conference. Getting to No New Infections. Atlanta, GA. March 18-21, 2019.
The 2019 National HIV Prevention Conference (NHPC) is taking place March 18-21, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. The theme for the 2019 NHPC is Getting to No New HIV Infections. This conference will highlight dynamic approaches to HIV prevention, detection and management, and the critical roles communities have in achieving the vision of zero new HIV infections. Join us in learning and collaborating with health departments, community-based organizations, federal agencies, researchers, clinicians, people with HIV and others sharing the latest advancements, strategies, and accomplishments in HIV prevention. Below are some of the ways you can get involved.

Register for the Conference

Registration is now open. All registrations received before February 25, 2019 will secure the discounted rate of $325.00. After that date, registration is $425.00.

If you are a member of the media, please see the Media Information and Policies page to register.

If you are interested in exhibiting at NHPC, please see the Exhibits page.

Secure a Space at the CBO/NGO Village

There is a special opportunity for community-based organizations (CBOs) and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) involved in HIV prevention, care, and treatment to showcase their organization. The CBO/NGO Village is a free event and will be an excellent opportunity for organizations to showcase their products and services and to network with other HIV service providers.

The CBO/NGO Village will take place on Tuesday evening, March 19, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Marriott Marquis ballroom. Space is limited, and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Request Space for an Ancillary Meeting

Participants may request space for ancillary meetings. We have a limited number of rooms available outside the hours of the conference, including Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17. Meeting room reservations are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Serve as a Conference Supporter

Many organizations help CDC promote this conference. These organizations include federal agencies, state, local, and tribal health departments, national and community-based organizations, academic institutions, and other groups. Their collaboration are key to the success of the 2019 National HIV Prevention Conference.

If your organization is interested in becoming a Conference Supporter, please contact Kent Taylor at ktaylor@cdc.gov or 404-639-4473.

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