New NHTD Video from the White House Office of National AIDS Policy

Content From: Miguel Gomez, Director,, and Senior Communications Advisor, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesPublished: June 27, 20131 min read


The team thanks Dr. Grant Colfax, Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP), for working with us on a video message to promote HIV testing for National HIV Testing Day (NHTD). In the video, Dr. Colfax stresses the availability of effective treatment for HIV and explains the need for people living with HIV to know their status so they can get the health benefits of early treatment. He also discusses President Obama’s support for the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, and encourages people to follow the example of the President and First Lady, who have taken HIV tests:

We hope you will observe NHTD by taking an HIV test. Please visit the HIV Testing and Care Services Locator to find an HIV testing location near you.