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HIV/AIDS Awareness Days

  • National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – February 7th 
  • National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – March 10th 
  • National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – March 20th 
    • Recognizing American Indians/Alaska Natives and HIV/AIDS
  • HIV Vaccine Awareness Day – May 18th 
  • National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – May 19th 
  • Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day – June 8th 
  • National HIV Testing Day – June 27th 
  • National Latino AIDS Awareness Day – October 15th 
  • World AIDS Day – December 1st  

National HIV Testing Day

In an attempt to raise awareness for National HIV Testing Day (June 27th) and promote routine testing for those at risk for HIV infection, the Bucks County Department of Health promotes HIV testing throughout the county during every STD/HIV clinic as well as during every HIV educational presentation. The HIV program dispenses red T-shirts, red keychain flashlights and pamphlets that display the slogan “Know Your Status…Get Tested”.

 

World AIDS Day

Bucks County Department of Health World AIDS Day Campaign
The local campaign “Don’t Forget” serves to remind the citizens of Bucks County that HIV/AIDS is a global epidemic that also resides here in our county. No matter how affluent our overall county is, people are living with AIDS and dying from complications of AIDS as many are doing around the world.  This theme is meant to inspire individuals to take the lead in the ongoing fight against HIV/AIDS by not forgetting that the battle is far from won. Every person, regardless of their economic status, should be aware of the devastation of AIDS and acknowledge that there are people in our county as well as around the world who do not have funds for medical care and treatment readily available.

Additionally, the theme serves as a reminder that AIDS is a human disease and that we need to remain vigilant against stigmatizing those who are infected and affected. Stigma hinders HIV/AIDS prevention and medical care efforts by sustaining silence and denial. Therefore, we need  to remember to fight HIV/AIDS not people with HIV/AIDS!

DON'T FORGET

 

To receive materials for select days, contact:
Sharita Flaherty, MA, HIV/AIDS Program Manager
Email: ssflaherty@buckscounty.org  
1282 Almshouse Rd
Doylestown, PA 18901
Phone: 215-345-3835
Fax: 215-345-3833

Administrative Office/Central Bucks
Neshaminy Manor Center Bldg. K
1282 Almshouse Road
Doylestown, PA 18901
Phone: 215-345-3344

Bucks County Government Services Center
Lower Bucks District Office
7321 New Falls Rd.
Levittown, PA 19055
Phone: 267-580-3510

Bucks County Government Services Center
Upper Bucks District Office
261 California Road
Quakertown, PA 18951
Phone: 215-529-7000