Let’s Stop HIV Together Partner Newsletter: June 2021
Are you ready for National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) on June 27?
The 2021 NHTD theme is “My Test, My Way,” which emphasizes that people have choices about how and when to do HIV testing, including self-testing at a time and place convenient to them. We have several new resources to share with you for testing day!
- In addition to the Let’s Stop HIV Together page on HIV testing, we now have page devoted to self-testing. The new self-testing page includes a link to free HIV self-testsexternal icon and has a new locator widget for self-tests. The self-testing locator widget and other locators can be added to your website by visiting the CDC HIV service locators page.
- In addition to our toolkit specific to NHTD, promoting testing options including self-testing, we have a new social media toolkit on self-testing to add to our collection of toolkits.
CDC Commemorates 40 Years of HIV Progress
June 5 marked the 40th anniversary of the first reporting in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) of what would become known as HIV/AIDS. Since then, CDC, along with many collaborators and contributors, has been fighting to end the HIV epidemic in the U.S. and around the world. Explore the history of the collective efforts on testing, treatment, and prevention over the past 40 years.
Partner Spotlight: Pri-Med Helps Clinicians Provide Better Patient Care
Pri-Med is a leading provider of continuing medical education (CME) based in Boston, MA. They help clinicians succeed by providing timely clinical updates that can be immediately applied in medical practice. Pri-Med offers digital and in-person education delivered by expert faculty to help clinicians fulfill their mission of better patient care.
See how Pri-Med uses Together campaign resources and materials while educating providers and clinicians on diagnosing and treating patients with HIV.
Together Campaign Welcomes New Clinical Ambassadors
We welcome our 2021 Let’s Stop HIV Together Clinical Ambassadors! This group of clinicians includes internal medicine and infectious disease physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners nationally recognized as experts in their field. Their role will be to represent the Together campaign through planned activities and peer-to-peer outreach to encourage their fellow providers to access and utilize CDC’s resources, such as HIV Nexus. Meet the Clinical Ambassadors and learn how their work supports HIV treatment and prevention efforts.
Let’s Talk About PEP: This animated video provides basic information on Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP). This animation explains what PEP is, when and if it should be used, how to access PEP, how it works, what to expect, and how to pay for it. For more information about PEP visit Let’s Stop HIV Together or the HIV Basics PEP page.
Together Palm Card for Gay/Bi Men: This new palm card for gay and bisexual men provides important information about measures to protect their sexual health and prevent HIV.
Stay tuned for additional activities in June for the 40th anniversary, Pride events, and National HIV Testing Day.
Stay Up to Date on the Together Campaign
We continually provide news, resources, and information for consumers and health care providers through our Let’s Stop HIV Together digital resources. Be sure to bookmark and follow for the latest information:
- Let’s Stop HIV Together website, now available in Spanish, Detengamos Juntos el VIH
- Let’s Stop HIV Together “What’s New” page
- CDC HIV Facebook page and CDC HIV Twitter account
- Let’s Stop HIV Together Instagram account
- Start Talking. Stop HIV. Facebook page and Instagram account
- Let’s Stop HIV Together YouTube playlist, featuring campaign-produced PSAs, as well as behind-the-scenes videos, including candid interviews with campaign participants
- Let’s Stop HIV Together Social Media Toolkits with sample English and Spanish posts that you can share about HIV testing, prevention, treatment, and stigma