Posts Tagged ‘Awareness’

National Transgender HIV Testing Day

Sunday, April 18th, 2021

National Transgender HIV Testing Day

April 18

National Transgender HIV Testing Day (NTHTD) was first observed on April 18, 2016. The community lead is UCSF’s The Center for Excellence in Transgender Health. Exit Disclaimer

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National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day

Saturday, April 10th, 2021

National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day

April 10

National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD) is an annual observance that takes place on April 10.

Advocates for Youth Exit Disclaimer plans and directs this observance day. Visit the NYHAAD site Exit Disclaimer for resources and more information.

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Alcohol Awareness Month – April

Thursday, April 1st, 2021


Founded and sponsored by NCADD, Alcohol Awareness Month was established in 1987 to help reduce the stigma so often associated with alcoholism by encouraging communities to reach out to the American public each April with information about alcohol, alcoholism and recovery. Alcoholism is a chronic, progressive disease, genetically predisposed and fatal if untreated. However people can and do recover. In fact, it is estimated that as many as 20 million individuals and family members are living lives in recovery!

April is STD Awareness Month

Thursday, April 1st, 2021

April is STD Awareness Month! Visit the official website for more details.

American Type 2 Diabetes Alert Day

Monday, March 22nd, 2021

American Diabetes Association Alert Day®

National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

March 10

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Service, Office on Women’s Health is the lead for this day.

The 2016 theme was The Best Defense Is a Good Offense.

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World Kidney Day

Tuesday, March 9th, 2021

World Kidney Day is a global awareness campaign aimed at raising awareness of the importance of our kidneys.

National Condom Week

Sunday, February 14th, 2021

Happy National Condom Week!National Condom Week is usually celebrated the same week as Valentine’s Day in the USA

In the US, February is National Condom Month. Originally started on the campus of the University of California – Berkeley, it has grown into a educational even for high schools, colleges, family planning organizations, AIDS groups, sexually transmitted disease awareness groups, pharmacies and condom manufacturers.

Even though the week has grown, it continues to emphasize the importance of using using humor to help educate. Part of that has been to come up with slogans through the years for the week such as:

Don’t be silly, protect your willy
When in doubt, shroud your spout
It will be sweeter if you wrap your peter
No glove, no love!

While humor is used to help provide education, National Condom Week has become a tool to help educate young adults about serious risks involved with unprotected sex. This includes the risk of catching and spreading sexually transmitted diseases including AIDS as well as helping to prevent unwanted pregnancies.

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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Sunday, February 7th, 2021

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

February 7

The Strategic Leadership Council Exit Disclaimer directs, plans, and organizes NBHAAD with support from the CDC.

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World AIDS Day

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

World AIDS Day

December 1

The World Health Organization established World AIDS Day in 1988.

In 2016, the US Government is using the theme “Leadership. Commitment. Impact.”

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