Thursday, April 18, marks National Transgender HIV Testing Day (NTHTD) 2019. The campaign is organized by the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health (CoE) as a way to raise awareness about the importance of getting tested and knowing your status.

That message is particularly relevant for transgender women of color because they experience a disproportionately high rate of HIV. (Because of gaps in research, not as much is known about HIV and transgender men.)

According to the center, an estimated 1.4 million adults in the United States identify as transgender. CoE’s website offers information and resources about NTHTD, including a tool kit that offers facts about transgender people and how to increase HIV testing efforts among this population. CoE also includes downloadable flyers and social media campaigns, including the #DoingIt campaign from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Act Against AIDS.

On social media, search #NTHTD for more campaigns and resources, such as those embedded in this article.