for Health Care Providers
World AIDS DAY -- December 1, 2011
Description of Campaign
An estimated 1.2 million Americans are living with HIV, and yet one out of five don't know it. World AIDS Day (December 1) is an opportunity to take action.
VA is the largest provider of care to those living with HIV/AIDS in the United States. VA recommends that every Veteran--not just those who think they are at risk--get tested for HIV at least once in their life. By diagnosing HIV infection as soon as possible, Veterans can receive excellent care and remain healthy for many years to come.
Join the VA in recognizing World AIDS Day. Say yes to the test. Make HIV testing a part of every Veteran's routine care.
World AIDS Day Resources
|Poster, Fact Sheets, Tent Cards, Talking Points|
|Fact Sheet: "HIV/AIDS Care in VA: A Snapshot"|
|Fact Sheet: VA HIV Testing Information for Veterans|
|Fact Sheet: "Ten things you can do to recognize World AIDS Day at your facility"|
Audience: VA HIV coordinators and clinicians
|Chaplain Talking Points|
|Bulletin Boards and Blurbs for Messages|
|Blurbs for messages for newsletters, emails|
|Electronic Bulletin Boards|
|Campaign Logo and Web Badge|
Audience: Providers and Public Affairs Staff
Promote World AIDS Day by copying and pasting this logo into your flyers, letters, and emails.
Promote World AIDS Day by copying and pasting this code into your internet website:
See also: VA HIV Testing Campaign
VA recommends that every Veteran patient be tested for HIV at least once in their lifetime. Routine voluntary HIV testing is now official VA policy. HIV testing saves lives.