National HIV Testing Day is June 27, 2016. Join ACOG, federal partners, health departments, and other stakeholder organizations to raise awareness about the importance of HIV testing and early diagnosis of HIV. There are many ways to take action. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 get tested for HIV at least once as part of routine health care and that people with certain risk factors get tested more often. Visit Doing It to find information, resources, and testing locations near you.
The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) is hosting a webinar, "Vaccines for Immunocompromised Adults" on April 5, 2016 at Noon EDT. Lorry G. Rubin, MD, will share clinical guidelines on vaccines for immunocrompromised adults. The webinar will inform healthcare providers about the appropriate vaccinations for a person without a functioning spleen as well as help decode the vaccination recommendations for HIV-infected patients. Please click here to register for this webinar.
Join ACOG in recognizing National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) on March 10, 2016. This annual observance highlights the impact and raises awareness of HIV/AIDS on women and girls in the United States. The theme is "The #BestDefense is a Good Offense." To learn more or take action, please click here.