National Transgender HIV Testing Day – April 18

National Transgender HIV Testing Day – April 18

National Transgender HIV Testing Day (NTHTD) is observed annually on April 18 to recognize the importance of routine HIV testing, status awareness, and continued focus on HIV prevention and treatment efforts among transgender and gender non-binary people.

This April, CDC is focusing on raising awareness about self-testing options. While the availability of in-person HIV testing options has been affected by COVID-19, HIV self-testing options have been expanding. HIV self-testing allows people to take an HIV test and find out their result in their own home or other private location.

Get Involved

You can raise awareness of HIV testing, address stigma and other barriers that prevent access to care, and encourage transgender people to get tested and know their status using Let’s Stop HIV Together campaign resources.

Let’s Stop HIV Together aims to empower communities, partners, and healthcare providers to reduce HIV stigma and promote prevention, testing, and treatment among all people in the United States. With campaign resources, partners and other organizations can play a role in preventing HIV and helping people with HIV stay healthy. The Let’s Stop HIV Together campaign is part of the national Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. (EHE) initiative.

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Let’s Stop HIV Together campaign resources for transgender people

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Get the Word Out

Share these posts and images on social media tagging #NTHTD and #StopHIVTogether leading up to NTHTD and on the day of the observance, April 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!

Sample Social Media Messages

April 18. National Transgender HIV Testing Day.

Facebook: April 18 is National Transgender HIV Testing Day, a day to recognize the importance of routine HIV testing, status awareness, and continued focus on HIV prevention and treatment efforts among transgender and gender non-binary people. https://bit.ly/3sXdC1c #StopHIVTogether #NTHTD #CDCTransHealth

Twitter: April 18 is National Transgender HIV Testing Day, a day to recognize the importance of routine #HIV testing, status awareness, & continued focus on HIV prevention and treatment efforts among transgender & gender non-binary people. https://bit.ly/3sXdC1c  #StopHIVTogether #NTHTD

 Instagram: April 18 is National Transgender HIV Testing Day, a day to recognize the importance of routine HIV testing, status awareness, and continued focus on HIV prevention and treatment efforts among transgender and gender non-binary people. #StopHIVTogether #NTHTD #CDCTransHealth #HIV

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El 18 de abril es el Día Nacional de la Prueba del VIH en Personas Transgénero

Facebook: El 18 de abril es el Día Nacional de la Prueba del VIH en Personas Transgénero, un día para reconocer la importancia de las pruebas del VIH rutinarias, el saber tu estatus, y los esfuerzos continuos para la prevención y el tratamiento del VIH en personas transgénero y de género no binario. https://bit.ly/3aeK2geexternal icon #DetengamosJuntosElVIH #NTHTD #SaludTransgéneroDeLosCDC

Twitter: 18 de abril es el Día Nacional de la Prueba del VIH en Personas Transgénero, un día para reconocer la importancia de las pruebas, saber tu estatus, y los esfuerzos para la prevención y el tratamiento del VIH en personas transgénero y de género no binario. https://bit.ly/3aeK2geexternal icon #DetengamosJuntosElVIH #NTHTD

 Instagram: El 18 de abril es el Día Nacional de la Prueba del VIH en Personas Transgénero, un día para reconocer la importancia de las pruebas del VIH rutinarias, el saber tu estatus, y los esfuerzos continuos para la prevención y el tratamiento del VIH en personas transgénero y de género no binario. #DetengamosJuntosElVIH #NTHTD #SaludTransgéneroDeLosCDC #VIH

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In support of National Transgender HIV Testing Day 2021, transgender and gender non-binary people can order free HIV self-test kits online.

JaLaycia, a black transgender woman, holding a heart-shaped toy.

Facebook: You can take charge of your health this National Transgender HIV Testing Day with a free HIV self-test! Learn more about getting a free self-test delivered right to you! https://bit.ly/3uAfyxa #StopHIVTogether #NTHTD #CDCTransHealth

Twitter: You can take charge of your health this National Transgender HIV Testing Day with a free #HIV self-test! Learn more about getting a free self-test delivered right to you! https://bit.ly/322e3M4 #StopHIVTogether #NTHTD #CDCTransHealth

Instagram: You can take charge of your health this National Transgender HIV Testing Day with a free HIV self-test! Learn more about getting a free self-test delivered right to you! https://bit.ly/2OCTQJC #StopHIVTogether #NTHTD #CDCTransHealth #HIV

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Shakyara, a Latina transgender woman, smiling outside

Facebook: Did you know you can get a free #HIV self-test? You decide when and where. Be comfortableHIVtesting in your own space. https://bit.ly/2OAYyHP #StopHIVTogether #NTHTD #StopHIVStigma

Twitter: Did you know you can get a free #HIV self-test? You decide when and where. Be comfortableHIVtesting in your own space. https://bit.ly/2Q8WAPo StopHIVTogether #NTHTD #StopHIVStigma

Instagram: Did you know you can get a free #HIV self-test? You decide when and where. Be comfortableHIVtesting in your own space. https://bit.ly/3wFOTRn #StopHIVTogether #NTHTD #StopHIVStigma #CDCTransHealth #HIV

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Shakyara, a Latina transgender woman, smiling outside

Facebook: ¿Sabías que puedes conseguir gratis una prueba del #VIH para hacerte tú mismo? Tú decides cuándo y dónde. Siéntete cómodo y hazte la #PruebaDelVIH en tu propio espacio. https://bit.ly/2OAYyHPexternal icon #DetengamosJuntosElVIH #NTHTD #DetengamosElEstigmaDelVIH

Twitter: ¿Sabías que puedes conseguir gratis una prueba del #VIH para hacerte tú mismo? Tú decides cuándo y dónde. Siéntete cómodo y hazte la #PruebaDelVIH en tu propio espacio. https://bit.ly/2Q8WAPoexternal icon #DetengamosJuntosElVIH #NTHTD #DetengamosElEstigmaDelVIH

Instagram:¿Sabías que puedes conseguir gratis una prueba del #VIH para hacerte tú mismo? Tú decides cuándo y dónde. Siéntete cómodo y hazte la #PruebaDelVIH en tu propio espacio. https://bit.ly/3wFOTRnexternal icon #DetengamosJuntosElVIH #NTHTD #DetengamosElEstigmaDelVIH #SaludTransgéneroDeLosCDC #VIH

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Your Life Matters static image

Facebook: Your life matters. Knowing your #HIV status is a key step to taking charge of your health. Learn more about getting a free HIV self-test right at your doorstep: https://bit.ly/327zLxX #StopHIVTogether #NTHTD #CDCTransHealth

Twitter: Your life matters. Knowing your #HIV status is a key step to taking charge of your health. Learn more about getting a free HIV self-test right at your doorstep: https://bit.ly/3mwcAqK #StopHIVTogether #NTHTD #CDCTransHealth

Instagram: Your life matters. Knowing your #HIV status is a key step to taking charge of your health. Learn more about getting a free HIV self-test right at your doorstep: https://bit.ly/3wBvfWC #StopHIVTogether #NTHTD #CDCTransHealth #HIV

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General posts to promote HIV self-testing

HIV rapid self-test. What you need to know.

Facebook:
Rapid HIV self-tests:
✔️On your own time
✔️In your own space
✔️Results within 20 minutes
Learn more this National Transgender HIV Testing Day: https://bit.ly/3dFDacJ. #StopHIVtogether #NTHTD #CDCTransHealth

Twitter:
Rapid #HIV self-tests:
✔️On your own time
✔️In your own space
✔️Results within 20 minutes
Learn more this National Transgender HIV Testing Day: https://bit.ly/3dFDacJ. #StopHIVtogether #NTHTD #CDCTransHealth

Instagram:
Rapid HIV self-tests:
✔️On your own time
✔️In your own space
✔️Results within 20 minutes
#StopHIVtogether #NTHTD #CDCTransHealth #HIV

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Video featuring Alexander, who talks about the barriers to HIV testing, especially for the transgender community.

Facebook: This National Transgender HIV Testing Day, know your options: You can get an HIV self-test, go to a local organization, or see a healthcare provider that makes you feel safe and comfortable. https://bit.ly/31OXSBJ #StopHIVTogether #NTHTD #CDCTransHealth #StopHIVStigma

Twitter: This National Transgender HIV Testing Day, know your options: You can get an HIV self-test, go to a local organization, or see a healthcare provider that makes you feel safe and comfortable. https://bit.ly/31OXSBJ #StopHIVTogether #NTHTD #CDCTransHealth #StopHIVStigma

 Instagram: This National Transgender HIV Testing Day, know your options: You can get an HIV self-test, go to a local organization, or see a healthcare provider that makes you feel safe and comfortable. #StopHIVTogether #NTHTD #CDCTransHealth #StopHIVStigma #HIV

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Two women sitting at a table looking at a piece of paper. One is taking an HIV self-test. #DoingIt

Facebook: You can take charge of your health this National Transgender HIV Testing Day with an HIV self-test! Self-tests are available to purchase online or at most pharmacies. Learn more about self-testing: https://bit.ly/2Pvvt0Z. #StopHIVTogether #NTHTD #CDCTransHealth #DoingIt

Twitter: You can take charge of your health this National Transgender HIV Testing Day with an #HIV self-test! Self-tests are available to purchase online or at most pharmacies. Learn more about self-testing: https://bit.ly/2Pvvt0Z. #StopHIVTogether #NTHTD #CDCTransHealth #DoingIt

Instagram: You can take charge of your health this National Transgender HIV Testing Day with an HIV self-test! Self-tests are available to purchase online or at most pharmacies. #StopHIVTogether #NTHTD #CDCTransHealth #DoingIt

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