National Transgender HIV Testing Day (NTHTD): April 18

The UCSF Transgender Center of Excellence partnered with the CDC to establish and promote the National Transgender HIV Testing Day (NTHTD) as part of our work for the HIV Prevention Capacity Building Assistance Network. As of 2019, we are no longer the programmatic lead for this initiative, but will continue to offer this toolkit on our website.See also the CDC Doing It campaign for trans-appropriate materials.

Tuesday, 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.

National Transgender HIV Testing Day Toolkit (English)

Condensed Toolkit for Health Departments

Toolkit in Spanish/Kit de herramientas en español

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