National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day – September 18

September 18. National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day.

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAD) is observed each year on September 18. Founded by The AIDS Institute, NHAAD brings attention to issues related to HIV among older Americans, including new infections among older adults and adults over 50 aging with HIV.

Get Involved

You can raise awareness of HIV, address stigma and other barriers to care, and encourage older adults to get tested and know their status.

Let’s Stop HIV Together aims to empower communities, partners, and healthcare providers to promote testing, prevention, and treatment, and reduce HIV stigma. Use campaign resources to help prevent HIV and help people stay healthy. The Let’s Stop HIV Together campaign is part of the national Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. initiative.

Get the Word Out

Share these posts and images on social media tagging #NHAAD and #StopHIVTogether leading up to NHAAD and on the day of the observance, September 18.

Looking for more social media content? Follow us online and visit our Let’s Stop HIV Together social media toolkits for messages to use anytime!

Social Media Resources

September 18. National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day.

Use these sample messages prior to September 18 to lead up to National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day.

Facebook: September 18 is National HIV/AIDS & Aging Awareness Day, a day to combat stigma faced by older Americans with HIV and to address aging-related challenges of HIV testing, prevention, and care. Learn more about the impact of HIV on older adults: https://bit.ly/2Vi0fgJ. #NHAAD #StopHIVTogether

Twitter: September 18 is National HIV/AIDS & Aging Awareness Day, a day to combat stigma faced by older Americans with #HIV and to address aging-related challenges of HIV testing, prevention, and care. https://bit.ly/3A4MOiS #NHAAD #StopHIVTogether

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

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Día Nacional de Concientización VIH/SIDA y el Envejecimiento

Facebook: El 18 de septiembre es el Día Nacional de Concientización sobre el VIH/SIDA y el Envejecimiento, un día para combatir el estigma que sienten las personas mayores en los Estados Unidos que tienen el VIH, y para abordar los desafíos relacionados con el envejecimiento y las pruebas del VIH, su prevención y atención. Aprenda más sobre el impacto del VIH en las personas mayores: https://bit.ly/3xq9oRa #NHAAD #DetengamosJuntosElVIH

Twitter: 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. https://bit.ly/3rXsEog #DetengamosJuntosElVIH

Instagram: El 18 de septiembre es el Día Nacional de Concientización sobre el VIH/SIDA y el Envejecimiento, un día para combatir el estigma que sienten las personas mayores en los Estados Unidos que tienen el VIH, y para abordar los desafíos relacionados con el envejecimiento y las pruebas del VIH, su prevención y atención. #NHAAD #DetengamosJuntosElVIH

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September 18. National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day.

Use these sample messages on National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day, September 18.

Facebook: Today is National HIV/AIDS & Aging Awareness Day, a day to address the impact of HIV on adults aged 50 and older. With advances in treatment, people with HIV are living longer, healthier lives. We can help #StopHIVTogether by reducing stigma and promoting prevention, testing, and treatment among older adults. https://bit.ly/3ipyX0B #NHAAD

Twitter: Today is #NHAAD, a day to address HIV’s impact on adults aged 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. https://bit.ly/3fzsbn4

Instagram: Today is National HIV/AIDS & Aging Awareness Day, a day to address the impact of HIV on adults aged 50 and older. With advances in treatment, people with HIV are living longer, healthier lives. We can help #StopHIVTogether by reducing stigma and promoting prevention, testing, and treatment among older adults. #NHAAD

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Día Nacional de Concientización VIH/SIDA y el Envejecimiento

Facebook: Hoy es el Día Nacional de Concientización sobre el VIH/SIDA y el Envejecimiento, un día para abordar el impacto del VIH en los adultos de 50 años o más. Con avances en el tratamiento, las personas con el VIH tienen una vida larga y saludable. #DetengamosJuntosElVIH para reducir el estigma y promover la prevención, las pruebas y el tratamiento del VIH en las personas mayores. https://bit.ly/2TU4tKA  #NHAAD

Twitter: 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. https://bit.ly/2TUD6A3

Instagram: Hoy es el Día Nacional de Concientización sobre el VIH/SIDA y el Envejecimiento, un día para abordar el impacto del VIH en los adultos de 50 años o más. Con avances en el tratamiento, las personas con el VIH tienen una vida larga y saludable. #DetengamosJuntosElVIH para reducir el estigma y promover la prevención, las pruebas y el tratamiento del VIH en las personas mayores. #NHAAD

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The words we use matter. Know how to talk about HIV to avoid stigma. #StopHIVStigma

General posts about HIV stigma and prevention

Facebook: 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: https://bit.ly/2Vrne8F. #NHAAD #StopHIVStigma

Twitter: 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: https://bit.ly/3yrKxOl. #NHAAD #StopHIVStigma

Instagram: 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. #NHAAD #StopHIVStigma

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Man standing outside smiling. Text says #HIVTreatmentWorks.

Facebook: 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. Get in care. Stay in care. Live well with HIV: https://bit.ly/2U1unwc. #NHAAD #StopHIVTogether #HIVTreatmentWorks

Twitter: 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. Get in care. Stay in care. Live well with HIV: https://bit.ly/2WZ8gaP. #NHAAD #StopHIVTogether #HIVTreatmentWorks

Instagram: 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. Get in care. Stay in care. Live well with HIV. #NHAAD #StopHIVTogether #HIVTreatmentWorks

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HIV self-test kit and instruction are laid out on a couch surface.

Post promoting free HIV self-test kits

Facebook: Older people in the US 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 and where to get free kits and services: https://bit.ly/2U075qu. #NHAAD #StopHIVTogether

Twitter: Older people in the US 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 and where to get free kits and services: https://bit.ly/3s8dKvv. #NHAAD #StopHIVTogether

Instagram: Older people in the US 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 and where to get free kits and services: https://bit.ly/3CbKNTM. #NHAAD #StopHIVTogether

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Clinician and patient talk in a healthcare setting wearing masks. Text says National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day. September 18.

Post for clinicians

Facebook: Clinicians: Talk to your patients age 50+ about HIV. Older adults are more likely than younger people to be diagnosed with late-stage HIV and are less likely to discuss sex and drug use with providers. Explore HIV Nexus for resources: https://bit.ly/3xsclkn. #NHAAD #StopHIVTogether

Twitter: 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: https://bit.ly/3AcMUov. #NHAAD #StopHIVTogether

Instagram: Clinicians: Talk to your patients age 50+ about HIV. Older adults are more likely than younger people to be diagnosed with late-stage HIV and are less likely to discuss sex and drug use with providers. Explore HIV Nexus for resources: https://bit.ly/3rToMEs. #NHAAD #StopHIVTogether

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