DIGITAL COMMUNICATION FOR NATIONAL GAY MEN’S HIV/AIDS AWARENESS DAY 2016
September 27, 2016 • By Deb Lebel, Partnerships Director, AIDS.gov
Each national health observance offers another opportunity to promote messages about HIV prevention, care, treatment, and research and to encourage personal action. For National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NGMHAAD) – September 27 – we have assembled digital communication assets you can use across social media platforms.
HIV Services Locator
The AIDS.gov HIV Testing Sites & Care Services Locator enables individuals to find an HIV test and much more, including services for mental health, substance abuse, housing, and family planning. You can emphasize the importance of getting care by putting the Locator widget on your site. This video shows how the Locator mobile app works.
Are you looking to reach gay and bi men with the power of personal stories? Positive Spin is a series of stories and videos that address the importance of knowing one’s HIV status and getting and staying in care. The Positive Spin stories can help start conversations aboutknowing your status and connecting to care. Other video stories are included in the CDC’sStart Talking. Stop HIV. campaign.
Talk and Listen
To be a part of the conversation on social media, use this hashtag #NGMHAAD .
AIDS.gov and other Federal programs are talking about NGMHAAD and HIV on many social channels. AIDS.gov is active on: Facebook , Twitter , Instagram , YouTube , andSnapchat .
We’ve got the logo for the day on our NGMHAAD resource page. CDC has banners, social media images, and other graphics ready for your use. We encourage you to check out the materials from CDC’s Start Talking. Stop HIV. campaign.
The AIDS.gov NGMHAAD resource page includes Federal digital resources such as fact sheets, resources, downloads, and other materials. CDC has posted a wide array of resources on its feature page, and offers a list of 5 things you can do to observe NMGHAAD[PDF 108 KB].
Get the Facts
The AIDS.gov website’s HIV Basics section offers information on risk behaviors and can help you find out where you can take an HIV test. For people who are newly diagnosed with HIV, we discuss the steps for getting into care. For those who are on HIV treatment, we explain how you can stay healthy.
Stay in the Know
As the nation marks NGMHAAD, we are posting several blogs on the AIDS.gov blog. We also discuss the national HIV awareness days year-round. (Subscribe here!)