The Center of Excellence for Transgender Health (UCSF) is hosting the kick-off of National Transgender HIV Testing Day (NTHTD) broadcasted live via their Facebook page on Tuesday, April 18, 12 p.m. PT and 3 p.m. ET.
The Center of Excellence for Transgender Health (CoE) combines the unique strengths and resources of a nationally renowned training and capacity-building institution, the Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center (PAETC), and an internationally recognized leader in HIV prevention research, the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS), both of which are housed at the University of California, San Francisco.
The ultimate CoE goal is to improve the overall health and well-being of transgender individuals by developing and implementing programs in response to community-identified needs. They include community perspectives by actively engaging a national advisory body (NAB) of fourteen transgender-identified leaders from throughout the country. The collective experience of their diverse and talented NAB assures that our programs address issues that are timely and relevant to the community.
In addition to the Facebook Live event, local NTHTD events will happen across the country. The Center of Excellence for Transgender Health created their page to allow CBOs and other providers hosting NTHTD events to share information about their respective community events. Please feel free to post pictures of your event, flyers, and any other NTHTD related materials on their Facebook page.
The mission of the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health is to increase access to comprehensive, effective, and affirming health care services for trans communities. They have created a Transgender HIV Testing Toolkit which can be found following the link below.
For more information log on to: http://transhealth.ucsf.edu.