National Transgender HIV Testing Day (NTHTD) recognizes the importance of routine HIV testing, status awareness and continued focus on HIV prevention and treatment efforts among transgender and gender non-binary people.
April 18, 2018 is National Transgender HIV Testing Day (#TransHIV). Raise awareness of HIV testing, prevention, and treatment of transgender and gender non-binary people in America. #NTHTD.
Join the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health at the University of California, San Francisco to increase access to comprehensive healthcare for the trans community. They report, “HIV testing is an effective prevention tool that can actively engage trans people in their sexual health and wellness while empowering them to make
This important day highlights the importance of this community and the vulnerabilities they face everyday:
- Currently 1.4 million American adults identify as transgender.
- Transgender women are disproportionally at risk for contracting HIV in the U.S.
- There is a research gap in collecting data on HIV+ transgender men; few studies have been done to study this population.
Nonprofit care providers and advocacy groups can help spread the word about the National Transgender HIV Testing Day by:
- Adding #TransHIV, #NTHTD, and #GetTested in social media updates on and before April 18.
- Using the NTHTD toolkit (see below) to help your organization raise awareness of the April 18 National Transgender HIV Testing Day
- Issuing a press release or write a blog post on April 18th to get the word out.
- Visit the NTHTD awareness page from HIV.gov
- Visit the NTHTD event page from the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health (CoE)
- Watch A Message from Miss Major about Nat’l Transgender HIV Testing Day
- Watch the 2018 National Transgender HIV Testing Day informative video about the curent status of the HIV epidemic among transgender individuals
- Access the NTHTD Toolkit developed by CoE which consists of five modules designed to reflect the most current HIV prevention research and best practices for serving trans and gender non-binary people. Guidelines to increase access and trans cultural competence among HIV testing programs and services are included
- Ver el kit de herramientas en español (pdf) – the NTHTD Toolkit in Spanish