CONTACT: Miguel Aguero, NHTD
Coordinator of National Association of People with AIDS, +1-240-247-1025, Cell: +1-202-607-8648, maguero@napwa.
Interested communities and organizations can still get involved with NHTD and sponsor events in their local areas.
Some of the funding for NHTD events was provided by public and private contributors, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Health Resources Services Administration.
Organized by Cable Positive, the cable industry's AIDS action organization, NHTD
is using the theme Take The Test, Take Control to educate and encourage HIV counseling and testing for those particularly at risk.
NAPWA distributes campaign kits to community groups and health departments of all sizes to help create NHTD
campaigns and events targeting their local communities.
According to NAPWA-US, across the country on National HIV Testing Day (NHTD
), thousands of HIV counseling and testing sites, state and local health departments, and community-based HIV/AIDS service providers will participate in NHTD
events, by holding health fairs, providing community and media outreach, hosting special testing-related events or operating extended hours.
NAPWA reported more than 5,000 visits to their NHTD campaign website http://www.
Radio and television public service announcements featuring stars such as Macy Gray and Cristina helped deliver the NHTD message that there are real benefits to being tested for HIV.
It's Better to Know" is the theme of this year's NHTD
campaign, which is being supported by communities across the United States through a variety of activities and local events.
Media: for more information on local NHTD
events, please log onto http://www.