National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day – September 18

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

September 18 is National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAD). NHAAD brings attention to issues related to HIV among older Americans, including new infections among older adults and adults over 50 aging with HIV. Share the social media posts below to help raise awareness of HIV, address stigma and other barriers to care, and encourage older adults to get tested and know their status. You can also share Let’s Stop HIV Together campaign resources in English and Spanish.

Hashtags: #NHAAD #StopHIVTogether

Social Media Posts

Promoting NHAAD September 18


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September 18 is National HIV/AIDS & Aging Awareness Day, a day to combat stigma faced by older Americans with HIV and address aging-related challenges of HIV testing, prevention, and care.  #NHAAD #StopHIVTogether

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Today is #NHAAD, a day to address HIV’s impact on adults 50 & older. With advances in treatment, people with HIV are living longer, healthier lives. Help #StopHIVTogether: Reduce stigma and promote prevention, testing, & treatment among older adults.


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El 18 de septiembre es #NHAAD, un día para combatir el estigma y abordar los desafíos relacionados con el envejecimiento y las pruebas del #VIH, su prevención y atención.  #DetengamosJuntosElVIH

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Hoy es #NHAAD, un día para abordar el impacto del VIH en adultos de 50+ años. Personas con #VIH pueden tener una vida larga y sana. #DetengamosJuntosElVIH: ayúdanos a reducir el estigma y promover la prevención, pruebas y tratamiento en personas mayores.

Promoting HIV Testing and Prevention and Stopping HIV Stigma

This National HIV/AIDS & Aging Awareness Day, let’s #StopHIVTogether by speaking out against HIV stigma and creating a safe space to talk about testing, prevention, and treatment for older adults. Learn more: #NHAAD #StopHIVStigma

National HIV/AIDS & Aging Awareness Day shows a lot has changed in how folks live with HIV. Becoming undetectable allows you to live a long and healthy life and won’t transmit HIV to your sexual partners. Get in care. Stay in care. Live well with HIV: #NHAAD #StopHIVTogether #HIVTreatmentWorks #UequalsU

Older people in the United States are more likely to be diagnosed with late-stage HIV. Early diagnosis and care are key strategies for ending HIV. Learn about HIV testing, including self-testing: #NHAAD #StopHIVTogether

Clinicians Supporting Older Adults

Clinicians: Talk to your patients age 50+ about HIV. Older adults are more likely than younger people to be diagnosed with late-stage HIV & are less likely to discuss sex & drug use with providers. Explore HIV Nexus for resources: #NHAAD #StopHIVTogether

About Let’s Stop HIV Together

CDC’s Let’s Stop HIV Together (Together) campaign is the national campaign of the Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. (EHE) initiative and the National HIV/AIDS StrategyTogether is an evidence-based campaign created in English and Spanish. It aims to empower communities, partners, and health care providers to reduce HIV stigma and promote HIV testingprevention, and treatment.