Share #MyVoiceMyAction

What is #MyVoiceMyAction?

In September 2021, CDC started collecting worldwide perspectives on HIV for the #MyVoiceMyAction campaign. #MyVoiceMyAction is a campaign that engages people who have been affected by HIV to share their voices and their actions in global solidarity for World AIDS Day on December 1. For submissions to be considered for this campaign, we want to hear from real people who have HIV, who know someone who has HIV, or who work in HIV-prevention and treatment related fields like education, policy, advocacy, research, testing, and/or care. All submissions below are included with the participant’s consent.

The quotes, photos, and videos we receive are the backbone of #MyVoiceMyAction. Please help us amplify the materials below in global solidarity toward ending HIV.

It’s not too late! Share your voice and your action*

Between now and December 1:

  • Post your story on social media using the hashtag #MyVoiceMyAction.
  • Snap a picture and share on social media using the hashtag #MyVoiceMyAction—or email your quote and picture to npininfo@cdc.gov (only first name, last initial, and location will be used).
  • Record a 15 to 20-second video featuring any reflections or what you’re doing to reflect, commit & energize, then send to npininfo@cdc.gov. Make sure to tell us who you are, where you are, and what you do! When sharing a video to social media make sure to use the hashtag #MyVoiceMyAction.
  • Share the images or videos below with the hashtag #MyVoiceMyAction on social media channels to encourage your friends and followers to lend their voices, too.
* Submission via email or hashtag does not equate participation. All submissions will require consent for use by CDC in its World AIDS Day promotional material.
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Facebook comment from Melvin D.

“I’m taking action to end the #HIV epidemic by volunteering my time to help local initiatives in any way I can,” says business owner Melvin D. Local outreach is critical to global success in ending the #HIV epidemic.

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#WorldAIDSDay2021
Facebook comment from Damien Ministries

Good advice from Jerome H., who—in his words—has been “living and thriving with #HIV” for 18 years: “Get tested, know your status, ask your medical provider about #PrEP. If you are positive, take your meds.”

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#WorldAIDSDay2021

Facebook comment from Jerome H.

Damien Ministries of Washington, D.C. is a non-profit, faith-based organization “committed to supporting those abandoned or isolated in their suffering with HIV/AIDS.”

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#WorldAIDSDay2021

Facebook comment from Dr. Ei Ei Khin

Dr. Khin helped implement a social media campaign in Myanmar to raise awareness about U=U (undetectable = untransmissible), an initiative to teach people with HIV that having an undetectable viral load because of HIV treatment means they can’t infect others with the virus. The campaign included videos, graphics, and songs.

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#WorldAIDSDay2021

Facebook comment from Harold S.

It’s been 30 years since Harold S.—”Scotty” to his friends—was diagnosed with HIV. The first time he said he had HIV publicly was 27 years ago on World AIDS Day. Today, Scotty continues to be a voice and a face for people with HIV “not only for myself but for all those who have already passed, and for those who still live but cannot live openly with their positive status.”

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#WorldAIDSDay2021

Facebook comment from Bryson J.

Bryson J. is working against HIV stigma. He says:  “By encouraging testing and conversations surrounding status, I do my part to continue eradicating this disease!”

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#WorldAIDSDay2021

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Twitter comment from Melvin D.

“I’m taking action to end the #HIV epidemic by volunteering my time to help local initiatives in any way I can,” says business owner Melvin D. Local outreach is critical to global success in ending the #HIV epidemic.

Download this Imageimage icon

#WorldAIDSDay2021

Twitter comment from Jerome H

Good advice from Jerome H., who—in his words—has been “living and thriving with #HIV” for 18 years: “Get tested, know your status, ask your medical provider about #PrEP. If you are positive, take your meds.”

Download this Imageimage icon

#WorldAIDSDay2021

Twitter comment from Damien Ministries

Damien Ministries of Washington, D.C. is a non-profit, faith-based organization “committed to supporting those abandoned or isolated in their suffering with HIV/AIDS.”

Download this Imageimage icon

#WorldAIDSDay2021

Twitter comment from Dr. Ei Ei Khin

Dr. Khin helped implement a social media campaign in Myanmar to raise awareness about U=U (undetectable = untransmissible), an initiative to teach people with #HIV that having an undetectable viral load due to HIV treatment means they can’t infect others.

Download this Imageimage icon

#WorldAIDSDay2021

Twitter comment from Harold S.

Harold S. first said he had #HIV publicly 27 years ago on World AIDS Day. Today, he is still a voice for people with #HIV “not only for myself but for all those who have already passed, and for those who…cannot live openly with their positive status.”

Download this Imageimage icon

#WorldAIDSDay2021

Facebook comment from Dr. Ei Ei Khin

Bryson J. is working against #HIV stigma. He says: “By encouraging testing and conversations surrounding status, I do my part to continue eradicating this disease!”

Download this Imageimage icon

#WorldAIDSDay2021

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Instagram comment from Melvin D.

“I’m taking action to end the HIV epidemic by volunteering my time to help local initiatives in any way I can,” says business owner Melvin D. Local outreach is critical to global success in ending the HIV epidemic.

Download this Imageimage icon

#WorldAIDSDay2021

Instagram comment from Jerome H.

Good advice from Jerome H., who—in his words—has been “living and thriving with HIV” for 18 years: “Get tested, know your status, ask your medical provider about #PrEP. If you are positive, take your meds.”

Download this Imageimage icon

#WorldAIDSDay2021

Instagram comment from Damien Ministries

Damien Ministries of Washington, D.C. is a non-profit, faith-based organization “committed to supporting those abandoned or isolated in their suffering with HIV/AIDS.”

Download this Imageimage icon

#WorldAIDSDay2021

Instagram comment from Dr. Ei Ei Khin

Dr. Khin helped implement a social media campaign in Myanmar to raise awareness about U=U (undetectable = untransmissible), an initiative to teach people with #HIV that having an undetectable viral load because of HIV treatment means they can’t infect others with the virus. The campaign included videos, graphics, and songs.

Download this Imageimage icon

#WorldAIDSDay2021

Instagram comment from Harold S.

It’s been 30 years since Harold S.—”Scotty” to his friends—was diagnosed with HIV. The first time he said he had HIV publicly was 27 years ago on World AIDS Day. Today, Scotty continues to be a voice and a face for people with #HIV “not only for myself but for all those who have already passed, and for those who still live but cannot live openly with their positive status.”

Download this Imageimage icon

#WorldAIDSDay2021

Instagram comment from Bryson J.

Bryson J. is working against #HIV stigma. He says: “By encouraging testing and conversations surrounding status, I do my part to continue eradicating this disease!”

Download this Imageimage icon

#WorldAIDSDay2021

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