The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
  • Email Email
  • Comments Comments
  • Printable Single-Page Print-Friendly
  • Glossary Glossary

U.S. News

Arizona: Phoenix Launches Statewide HIV Awareness Campaign

December 17, 2013

This article was reported by Edge on the Net.

Edge on the Net recently reported that Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, along with HIV advocacy organization Aunt Rita's Foundation, launched an HIV/AIDS awareness campaign that features banners hanging from government buildings statewide and, an HIV database of HIV services throughout Arizona.

Twenty Arizona cities will hang more than 280 banners as a reminder that HIV is one of the largest worldwide epidemics. Activists argue the first step to fighting the disease is for everyone to know their HIV status. "There is no shame in knowing your status," said Stanton, whose wife's brother died of AIDS. "Knowing your status, whether positive or negative, is the only way we are going to stop the spread of this disease. In Arizona, 30-40 percent of the population do not know their status and [more than] 4,000 people in Arizona are HIV-positive and do not know it."

The campaign also launched Aunt Rita's education and awareness campaign, ProjectHIVAZ, part of which is, an online database that provides users with information about HIV testing and services locations throughout Arizona. "This campaign is a megaphone for the message that Aunt Rita's spreads every day," said Aunt Rita's Foundation Executive Director Kit Kloeckl.

Back to other news for December 2013

  • Email Email
  • Comments Comments
  • Printable Single-Page Print-Friendly
  • Glossary Glossary

This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
See Also
More HIV Prevention Policy News on Southwest U.S. States

No comments have been made.

Add Your Comment:
(Please note: Your name and comment will be public, and may even show up in
Internet search results. Be careful when providing personal information! Before
adding your comment, please read's Comment Policy.)

Your Name:

Your Location:

(ex: San Francisco, CA)

Your Comment:

Characters remaining: