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National Transgender HIV Testing Day (NTHTD): April 18

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NTHTD is a day to recognize the importance of routine HIV testing, status awareness and continued focus on HIV prevention and treatment efforts among transgender people. This initiative encourages community-based organizations (CBOs), health jurisdictions, and HIV prevention programs to participate by hosting local trans HIV testing community events (HIV testing, visibility campaign, community forums) and/or develop trans-specific HIV testing campaign materials and resources.

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Toolkits and Campaign Materials

As part of the NTHTD initiative, the CoE has developed a Transgender HIV Testing Toolkit, consisting 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. With this toolkit, the CoE is aiming to encourage and support community-based organizations and prevention programs to host trans HIV testing community events, develop expanded trans HIV testing visibility campaigns, provide HIV testing services, and/or engage trans community members in promoting status awareness among all trans people.

Condensed Toolkit for Health Departments

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CDC's Doing It Campaign Materials

The CDC's Act Against AIDS program has a testing campaign "Doing It" that includes trans women (see Chandi on this page). Visit their site for full campaign details, but see below for the trans-specific resources:

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