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Reminder: Today is National Transgender HIV Testing Day 2017

Did you know?

  • Globally, transgender women are nearly 50 percent more likely to be living with HIV than the general population.
  • HIV prevalence among African-American transgender women is estimated to be 56 percent compared with a prevalence among white trans women of 17 percent.
  • In the United States, it is estimated that about 1.4 million adults currently identify as transgender.

Routine HIV testing and awareness are integral to the health of transgender people. Are you #DoingIt?

This Saturday, June 27 is the 20th Annual National HIV Testing Day! 

To commemorate National HIV Testing Day, make sure you know your status. Find a location near you to get an HIV test for free on June 25, 26 and 27:

In NYC, find a location to get tested at any time by texting TESTNYC to 877877, visiting 311 online or calling 311.

Outside of NYC, use the AIDS.gov service locator. 

We can stop HIV in NYC. Here’s how:

Get Tested. Call 311, visit 311 online or text TESTNYC to 877877 to find local testing sites at any time.

Get Treated. If you or someone you know is living with HIV, get medical care. For help finding care or support services in NYC, text CARE to 877877.

Get Educated. Learn the basics of HIV and AIDS. There are medications available to help prevent HIV. Visit NYC Health’s PrEP and PEP page to get more info.

Find out where you can pick up free NYC Condoms near you.

Be safe, be sure, and get tested frequently.

javiermofficial: #nationalhivtestingday Learning my status did not stop me. It took time but I found my resilience. Knowing your status is an action of self-love and self-worth. And for every ignorant person who still thinks HIV is a death sentence there are thousands more who will lift you up and love you. #knowyourtruth #liveyourtruth 


hellomr: “I decided in 2005, three years after being diagnosed with HIV, and absolutely sickened by the hypocrisy that I was seeing in the gay community regarding HIV, that I was going to live my life completely open, and own every aspect of who I was, and no one was going to be able to hold anything over me to make me feel small or bad” — @javiermofficial for #hellomr. It’s National HIV Testing day, so take 20 minutes today to know your status. Find a testing center at the link in our bio. ❤️

POZ supports National Transgender HIV Testing Day because…

  • Trans women around the world are approximately 49-times more likely to be living with HIV compared to all adults of reproductive ages.
  • Trans women of color experience disproportionately high rates of HIV. For instance, HIV prevalence among African American trans women is approximately 56% (compared to 17% prevalence among Caucasian trans women.)
  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, today, 73% of trans women living with HIV in the United States are unaware of their HIV positive status.

  • Currently, there is very limited information about trans men in particular. To date, research related to HIV among trans people has almost exclusively focused on trans women.
  • The few published studies that report HIV rates among samples of trans men have reported 0 – 3% prevalence (though, those studies were self-reported and of very small subject pools.)
  • There is growing evidence that there is a significant group of trans men who have sex with men (TMSM) and trans men who engage in sex work, and an urgent need to re-evaluate our current data on trans men and HIV.

It’s National HIV Testing Day. While anyone can get HIV, as this infographic shows HIV and AIDS disproportionately affect African Americans. More needs to be done to reduce stigma, encourage testing, and increase access to health care and life-saving medications. All of us, working together, can save lives and stop the spread of this epidemic.

(infographic: visual.ly)

Friday, June 27 is National HIV Testing Day

Man or woman, gay or straight, young or old, everybody needs an HIV test. NYC Health is recognizing National HIV Testing Day by recommending that all New Yorkers Take Control and Take the Test!
FREE HIV testing will be offered this week at the following locations:

Tuesday, June 24

Out of the Closet/AHF: 475 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, 10am-6pm 
Housing Works: 2640 Pitkin Ave, Brooklyn, 12-4pm

Aid for AIDS/Elm Drugs Pharmacy: 56 7th Ave, Manhattan, 2-5pm 
Ryan Center/Love and Politics: 16 W 36th St, Manhattan, 7-10:30pm 
Aid for AIDS/General Consulate-Mexico: 27 East 39th St, Manhattan, 9am-12pm 


Wednesday, June 25

Aid for AIDS/Junction Blvd Pharmacy: 95-53 Roosevelt Ave, Queens, 10am-5pm 
Out of the Closet/AHF: 475 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, 10am-6pm 
Housing Works: 2640 Pitkin Ave, Brooklyn, 12-4pm 

Mt. Sinai Cafeteria 5-17 East 102 St. 3rd Floor, Manhattan, 12-2pm 


Thursday, June 26

Aid for AIDS/General Consulate-Mexico: 27 East 39th St, Manhattan, 9am-12pm 
Betances Health Center/Salvadoran Consulate: 46 Park Ave, Manhattan, 10am-1pm 

GMHC/Greater than AIDS: 1471 Broadway, Manhattan, 11am-1pm

Housing Works: 2640 Pitkin Ave, Brooklyn, 12-4pm 
Aid for AIDS/Betances Health Center: 280 Henry St, Manhattan, 1-5pm 

Walgreens/AID for AIDS: 197 8th Ave, Manhattan, 2-5pm
Duane Reade/GMHC: 180 W 20th St, Manhattan, 3-7pm 
Duane Reade/Harlem Hospital Center: 51 W. 51st St, Manhattan, 3-7pm 
Duane Reade/Ryan Center: 52 E 14th St, Manhattan, 3-7pm 
Walgreens/Harlem United: 2575 Broadway, Manhattan, 3-7pm 
Walgreens/MCC: 33 E 23rd St, Manhattan, 3-7pm 
Walgreens/Ryan Center: 300 W 135th St, Manhattan, 3-7pm 
Walgreens/Housing Works: 20 Astor Place, Manhattan, 3-7pm 

Out of the Closet/AHF: 475 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, 10am-6pm 
Albee Square/Brooklyn Knows: Bond and Fulton St, Brooklyn, 10am-2pm 
Walgreens/After Hours: 1366 Broadway, Brooklyn, 3-7pm 
Walgreens/Haitian Centers Council: 2101 Church Ave, Brooklyn, 3-7pm 
Walgreens/Housing Works:755 Broadway, Brooklyn, 3-7pm 
Duane Reade/HEAT: 286 Fulton St, Brooklyn, 3-7pm 

AHF: 50th St and 9th Ave, Manhattan, 6-11pm


Friday, June 27

Kings County Hospital: 451 Clarkson Ave, Brooklyn, 10am-3pm 

The Fortune Society: 630 Riverside Drive, Manhattan, 10am-3pm 

Care for the Homeless: 1911 Jerome Ave, Bronx, 10am-3:30pm 

Community Healthcare Network: Surf Ave and Stillwell Ave, Brooklyn, 10am-4pm
Iris House: 2348 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd, Manhattan, 10am-5pm 

Out of the Closet/AHF: 475 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, 10am-6pm 
Housing Works: 2640 Pitkin Ave, Brooklyn, 12-4pm 

Amethyst Women’s Project: 2009 Mermaid Ave, Brooklyn, 12-6pm
Aid for AIDS/Betances Health Center: 280 Henry St, Manhattan, 1-5pm 

Duane Reade/HEAT: 286 Fulton St, Brooklyn, 3-7pm 
Walgreens/After Hours: 1366 Broadway, Brooklyn, 3-7pm 
Walgreens/Haitian Centers Council: 2101 Church Ave, Brooklyn, 3-7pm 
Walgreens/Housing Works: 755 Broadway, Brooklyn, 3-7pm 

Duane Reade/GMHC: 180 W 20th St, Manhattan, 3-7pm 
Duane Reade/Harlem Hospital Center: 51 W. 51st St, Manhattan, 3-7pm 
Duane Reade/Ryan Center: 52 E 14th St, Manhattan, 3-7pm 
Walgreens/Harlem United: 2575 Broadway, Manhattan, 3-7pm 
Walgreens/MCC: 33 E 23rd St, Manhattan, 3-7pm 
Walgreens/Ryan Center: 300 W 135th St, Manhattan, 3-7pm 
Walgreens/Housing Works: 20 Astor Place, Manhattan, 3-7pm 

Walgreens/ACACIA Network: 406 E Fordham Rd, Bronx, 3-7pm

Walgreens/ACACIA Network: 666 Courtlandt Ave. Bronx 3-7pm

 


Saturday, June 28

Out of the Closet/AHF: 475 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, 10am-6pm

Walgreens/ACACIA Network: 666 Courtlandt Ave, Bronx, 10am-2pm 
Duane Reade/HEAT: 286 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, 10am-2pm 
Walgreens/Haitian Centers Council: 2101 Church Ave, Brooklyn, 10am-2pm 
Walgreens/Housing Works: 755 Broadway, Brooklyn, 10am-2pm 

Duane Reade/GMHC: 180 W 20th Street, Manhattan, 10am-2pm 
Duane Reade/Ryan Center: 52 E 14th St, Manhattan, 10am-2pm 
Walgreens/Harlem United: 2575 Broadway, Manhattan, 10am-2pm 

Walgreens/Ryan Center: 300 W 135th St, Manhattan, 10am-2pm 
Walgreens/Housing Works: 20 Astor Place, Manhattan, 10am-2pm NYC Council Faith Based HIV/AIDS Initiative and the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS: 163 W. 12th St. Manhattan. 10am-4pm

Boom Health: 940 Garrison Ave, Bronx, 12-4pm 


To help stop HIV in NYC, remember to:
Get Tested – In addition to all the free testing locations listed above, you can also call 311, visit 311 online or text ‘testNYC’ to 877-877 to find local testing sites at any time.
Get Treated – If you are living with HIV or know someone who is living with HIV, get medical care. For help finding care or support services in NYC, text ‘CARE’ to 877-877.
Get Educated – Learn about the basics of HIV and AIDS. Did you know there are medications available to help prevent HIV? Visit NYC Health’s PrEP and PEP page to get more info.


Find out where you can pick up free NYC Condoms.

NYC Health would also like to thank our partners for their support and free testing services: ACACIA Network, After Hours Project, Aid for AIDS International, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Amethyst Women’s Project, Betances Health Center, BOOM! Health, Brooklyn Knows Partners, Care for the Homeless, Community Health Action of Staten Island, The Fortune Society, GMHC, Greater Than AIDS, Haitian Centers Council, Harlem Hospital Center, Harlem United, HEAT, Housing Works, Iris House, Kings County Hospital, , Lifebeat, MCC Charities, Mount Sinai Hospital, National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS of NYC, NYC Council Faith Based HIV/AIDS Initiative, Walgreens, and The William F. Ryan Center.