National Transgender HIV Testing Day
April 18, 2016 marked the inaugural National Transgender HIV Testing Day (NTHTD). NTHTD is a day set aside to recognize the importance of HIV testing and continued focus on HIV prevention and treatment efforts among trans people. In particular, trans women of color have disproportionately high HIV prevalence and less access to culturally competent care. HIV testing is an effective prevention tool that can actively engage trans people in their sexual health and wellness while empowering them to make health choices that improve their lives. HIV testing also allows health care providers to identify those who are HIV positive and to start treatment efforts sooner.