Save the Date: HRSA World AIDS Day 2020 Virtual Commemoration Event and Twitter Thread Campaign on December 1

Content From: Laura Cheever, MD, ScM, Associate Administrator for the HIV/AIDS Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesPublished: November 18, 20202 min read


HRSA Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) invites you to attend “HRSA’s World AIDS Day 2020 Virtual Commemorative Event” on December 1, from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (ET). World AIDS Day 2020, themed “Ending the HIV Epidemic: Resilience and Impact,” is December 1.

This annual observance provides HRSA the opportunity to bring attention to the HIV epidemic; increase HIV awareness and knowledge; provide guidance on where to access HIV testing, care and treatment; show support and commitment to those living with the disease; and remember those who have died from HIV/AIDS in our country and around the world.

Through the art of storytelling, the virtual World AIDS Day event will highlight HRSA’s role in the “Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America” initiative and recognize the 30th anniversary of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program as people with HIV share personal stories of resilience and the impact of the RWHAP on their lives.  This virtual event is open to all HRSA recipients; national, state, local stakeholders; and federal employees.

Below are participation details on this virtual event:

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Dial In:  888-677-5734
Participant Passcode: 5005575

HRSA World AIDS Day Twitter Thread

In honor of World AIDS Day, HRSA invites all recipients, stakeholder organizations, and federal partners to participate in a HRSA-initiated Twitter thread campaign. The thread will begin on Tuesday, December 1, which is World AIDS Day, and will continue through December 9, when HRSA will host its Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program 2019 annual client-level data rollout webinar. The #HRSAHonorsWAD is intended to promote awareness about HIV and the role of HRSA’s Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program in ending the HIV epidemic.

Over 9 days, @HRSAgovExit Disclaimer will send four messages tied together by the connection to World AIDS Day. Please consider jumping on HRSA’s “wagon” and posting your own content to HRSA’s Twitter thread that focuses on your program’s goals/accomplishments. Your content does not need to relate directly to HRSA’s Twitter content that day. We also encourage you to comment on, like, and retweet the posts.   

For more information about HRSA’s Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, visit