Today is National Transgender HIV Testing Day!

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From the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health: "April 18 is National Transgender HIV Testing Day (NTHTD), an observance designed to recognize the importance of routine HIV testing, status awareness and continued focus on HIV prevention and treatment efforts among transgender people. The observance is organized by the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health. In the United States, it is estimated that around 1.4 million adults identify as transgender. Transgender women are at high risk of having HIV and of contracting HIV. Transgender women of color, especially black/African American and Hispanic/Latina women, experience disproportionately high rates of HIV. There is a gap in research on HIV and transgender men; few studies have gathered HIV prevalence data for this population." For more information on why HIV testing and prevention is important…
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Today is Trans Day of Remembrance

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Please click the post link to see the image, full text, and video. From GLAAD: "Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. You can read more about the Transgender Day of Remembrance below, and find out how you can participate. Additionally, during the week of November 13-19, people and organizations around the country participate in Transgender Awareness Week to help raise the visibility of transgender people and address the issues trans people face."
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Today is National Transgender HIV Testing Day!

AIDS, Caring Communities, HIV
  According to AIDS.gov: "National Transgender HIV Testing Day is a day to recognize the importance of routine HIV testing, status awareness and continued focus on HIV prevention and treatment efforts among transgender and gender non-binary people. The initiative encourages community-based organizations, health jurisdictions and HIV prevention programs to host local transgender HIV testing community events and/or develop trans-specific HIV testing campaign materials and resources." Visit this page on AIDS.gov or this article by POZ Magazine for more information on why this day is needed and what you can do to spread awareness! Caring Communities welcomes people of all genders and offers FREE and confidential HIV testing at all three of our office locations in Wilkes-Barre (570-829-2700), Hazleton (570-454-2700), and Berwick (570-752-5655).
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