Southern HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – August 20

Southern HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: August 20. HHS, CDC, Let's Stop HIV Together, Ending the HIV Epidemic

Southern HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (SHAAD) is observed annually on August 20. The Southern AIDS Coalitionexternal icon launched this day to bring awareness to the disproportionate impact of HIV in the South.

Get Involved

You can raise awareness of HIV, address stigma and other barriers that prevent access to care, and encourage people living in the South 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 promote testing, prevention, and treatment, and reduce HIV stigma. With campaign resources, you 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. initiative.

Get the Word Out

Share these posts and images on social media tagging #SHAAD and #StopHIVTogether leading up to SHAAD and on the day of the observance, August 20.

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
Southern HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: August 20. HHS, CDC, Let's Stop HIV Together, Ending the HIV Epidemic

Facebook: August 20 is Southern HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a day to raise awareness about HIV in southern communities. When we work to overcome barriers to HIV prevention, care, and treatment, we can #StopHIVTogether. https://bit.ly/3kkoi8V #SHAAD

Twitter: August 20 is Southern HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a day to raise awareness about HIV in southern communities. When we work to overcome barriers to HIV prevention, care, and treatment, we can #StopHIVTogether. https://bit.ly/3xCHDWz #SHAAD

Instagram: August 20 is Southern HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a day to raise awareness about HIV in southern communities. When we work to overcome barriers to HIV prevention, care, and treatment, we can #StopHIVTogether. #SHAAD

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Southern HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: August 20. HHS, CDC, Let's Stop HIV Together, Ending the HIV Epidemic

Facebook: Today is Southern HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a day to raise awareness and address the impact of HIV on people living in the Southern U.S. When we improve and destigmatize HIV prevention, care, and treatment in the South, we can help #StopHIVTogether. https://bit.ly/3hDUh25 #SHAAD

Twitter: Today is Southern HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a day to raise awareness and address the impact of HIV on people living in the Southern U.S. When we improve and destigmatize HIV prevention, care, and treatment in the South, we can help #StopHIVTogether. https://bit.ly/3xyWuRM #SHAAD

Instagram: Today is Southern HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a day to raise awareness and address the impact of HIV on people living in the Southern U.S. When we improve and destigmatize HIV prevention, care, and treatment in the South, we can help #StopHIVTogether. #SHAAD

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Posts Promoting Free HIV Self-Test Kits

On your time. In your space.

Facebook: Knowing your #HIV status allows you to take control of your health. Order free HIV self-tests for you (and a friend!) in just 3 minutes. Visit https://bit.ly/3AYpXXu. #StopHIVTogether #SHAAD

Twitter: Knowing your #HIV status allows you to take control of your health. Order free HIV self-tests for you (and a friend!) in just 3 minutes. Visit https://bit.ly/3hxql7z. #StopHIVTogether #SHAAD

Instagram: Knowing your #HIV status allows you to take control of your health. Order free HIV self-tests for you (and a friend!) in just 3 minutes. Visit https://bit.ly/36A5eLv. #StopHIVTogether #SHAAD

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Own your sexual health

Facebook: A rapid #HIV self-test puts the power in your hands! It provides results in just 20 minutes in the privacy of your own space. Learn more about free HIV self-tests: https://bit.ly/3hHqrd7. #StopHIVTogether #SHAAD

Twitter: A rapid #HIV self-test puts the power in your hands! It provides results in just 20 minutes in the privacy of your own space. Learn more about free HIV self-tests: https://bit.ly/3ewDqfJ. #StopHIVTogether #SHAAD

Instagram: A rapid #HIV self-test puts the power in your hands! It provides results in just 20 minutes in the privacy of your own space. Learn more about free HIV self-tests: https://bit.ly/3wF3vPL. #StopHIVTogether #SHAAD

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General Posts About HIV Stigma and Prevention

Let's Stop HIV Together. Three African American men stand outside with arms around each other.

Facebook: HIV stigma can be a major barrier to accessing HIV prevention and treatment services in the South. The first step to stopping HIV stigma is talking openly about HIV: https://bit.ly/3wxo8NT.  #StopHIVTogether #SHAAD #StopHIVStigma

Twitter: HIV stigma can be a major barrier to accessing HIV prevention and treatment services in the South. The first step to stopping HIV stigma is talking openly about HIV: https://bit.ly/36xZkut. #StopHIVTogether #SHAAD #StopHIVStigma

Instagram: HIV stigma can be a major barrier to accessing HIV prevention and treatment services in the South. The first step to stopping HIV stigma is talking openly about HIV. #StopHIVTogether #SHAAD #StopHIVStigma

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Animation of three people with icons representing PrEP and condoms. Text reads: There are more HIV prevention options than ever before. Choose what’s best for you.

Facebook: We have the power to end HIV in the South with tools like #PrEP. Learn more about PrEP and other prevention options this Southern HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: https://bit.ly/3eayYTu. #StopHIVTogether #SHAAD

Twitter: We have the power to end HIV in the South with tools like #PrEP. Learn more about PrEP and other prevention options this Southern HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: https://bit.ly/3wABzML.  #StopHIVTogether #SHAAD

Instagram: We have the power to end HIV in the South with tools like #PrEP. Learn more about PrEP and other prevention options this Southern HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: https://bit.ly/3B8gmh1.  #StopHIVTogether #SHAAD

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Post for Clinicians

Health care providers are key to reducing the disproportionate impact of HIV on people living in the South.

Facebook: Clinicians: The South has the highest burden of HIV in the U.S., but together, we can reduce stigma and help remove barriers to prevention, testing, and treatment. Explore #HIVNexus for tools and guidelines to use in your practice and educational materials for your patients. https://bit.ly/3yQMSCc #StopHIVTogether #SHAAD

Twitter: Clinicians: The South has the highest burden of HIV in the U.S., but together, we can reduce stigma and help remove barriers to prevention, testing, and treatment. Explore #HIVNexus for tools and guidelines to use in your practice. https://bit.ly/3xDa8n9 #StopHIVTogether #SHAAD

Instagram: Clinicians: The South has the highest burden of HIV in the U.S., but together, we can reduce stigma and help remove barriers to prevention, testing, and treatment. Explore #HIVNexus for tools and guidelines to use in your practice and educational materials for your patients. https://bit.ly/2UEAo1I #StopHIVTogether #SHAAD

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