National Transgender HIV Testing Day

The #NTHTD logo

Wednesday, April 18, marks National Transgender HIV Testing Day (NTHTD). Sponsored by the University of San Francisco’s Center of Excellence for Transgender Health, the awareness day stresses the importance of regular HIV testing among this population.

According to the center’s website, about 1.4 million adults in the United States identify as transgender. Transgender women, especially those of color, are at particularly high risk for HIV (less research has been done on transgender men).

To download a free tool kit about NTHTD, click here (it’s also available in Spanish). And to download images and video to share on social media—like those in this article—click here.

For more POZ articles about HIV and the transgender community, click #Transgender. And read our recent cover story “Trans Lives Matter: Fighting Erasure and HIV.”