#BeInTheKnow: National Transgender HIV Testing Day 2017
April 18, 2017
Today marks National Transgender HIV Testing Day, an opportunity to recognize the impact of HIV on transgender people in the United States.
"National Trans HIV Testing Day reminds us of the central role that routine testing plays in maintaining both our physical and sexual health, said HRC National Press Secretary Sarah McBride. "Understanding our bodies, including through knowing our status, provides each of us with the power and knowledge to live whole, healthy, and authentic lives. As a transgender person, I'm going to take this day to get tested and I encourage you to do so as well, now and in the future."
Fast Facts From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
Fast Facts From the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE):
Ways to Learn More and Get Involved:
HRC is committed to working with our allies, partners, members, and supporters to end the dual epidemics of HIV and HIV-related stigma. Click here to learn more, and join the conversation on social media using the hashtags #BeInTheKnow & #STDMonth17.
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