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NHAAAD Event Registration and Educational Tool Kit
August 2, 2012
The AIDS Institute is pleased to announce the release of event registration and educational tool kit for the 5th annual National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAAD), which will be commemorated this year on September 18, 2012.
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National Policy Office - Washington, DC: 202-835-8373
Program and Administrative Office - Tampa, FL: 813-258-5929
For Immediate Release: 8.2.12
Media Contact:Michelle Scavnicky, 813.258.5929, MScavnicky@theaidsinstitute.org
THE AIDS INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES EVENT REGISTRATION
AND RELEASE OF EDUCATIONAL TOOL KIT
IN SUPPORT OF NATIONAL HIV/AIDS & AGING AWARENESS DAY
Washington, DC-The AIDS Institute is pleased to announce the release of event registration and educational tool kit for the 5th annual National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day (NHAAAD), which will be commemorated this year on September 18, 2012. The theme is "Aging is a part of life; HIV doesn't have to be".
NHAAAD focuses on the challenging issues facing the aging population including HIV prevention, care, and treatment. The campaign's target audiences include people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs) who are aging with the disease or already over 50 at the time of their initial diagnosis, and people over 50 who need to protect themselves and be aware of their HIV status. Additionally, NHAAAD aims at increasing condom use, early detection and treatment of HIV, especially among the baby boomer population as well as, the number of grandparents becoming the primary guardians for children who have lost their parent(s) to HIV/AIDS.
"We are exceptionally enthusiastic to promote NHAAAD event registration and highly encourage individuals planning events to register early for better visibility and marketing of their activities", states Michelle Scavnicky, Director of Education and Capacity Building Services at The AIDS Institute. "TAI will promote registered events through its communications, partner communications and www.NHAAAD.org portal", added Scavnicky.
TAI invites organizations and community members who plan, implement and participate in awareness activities or events on or around September18, 2012, to register their events at 2012 NHAAAD Event Registration.
In addition, The AIDS Institute, along with its partners, has recently revised the NHAAAD Tool Kit, which includes the NHAAAD Community Planning Guide, to assist in planning local, regional or national events. To download NHAAAD-related materials, please visit www.NHAAAD.org.
"As a local organizer, we are excited to participate in this year's planning efforts and intend to use the updated materials to implement and evaluate our annual event and share with the community and other local organizations", comments Nicola Walker, Project Coordinator of Adult Well-Being Services located in Detroit, Michigan and active member of the NHAAAD Media workgroup.
The NHAAAD campaign is recognized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of HIV/AIDS Policy, and www.aids.gov.
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