Search and Share: Taking Action with One Simple Tool for National HIV Testing Day

Content From: Michelle Samplin-Salgado, Account Director, Prochilo HealthPublished: June 22, 20102 min read


Paul Kawata
Paul Kawata, National Minority AIDS CouncilExit Disclaimer

National HIV Testing Day (NHTD)— June 27— is less than a week away and it's not too late to take action. As we heard last week to Michigan. The API Wellness CenterExit Disclaimer has the widget on their site, as does HRSA. And the list keeps growing!

Some of our colleagues have shared with us why they think the widget is valuable and here's what they had to say:

"A widget for your computer to find your local AIDS service organization, how great is that? I hope that everyone will download this widget and get all of their friends to download it. For people with AIDS and people of color this will be invaluable. Thank you for making this a reality." Paul Kawata, Executive Director, National Minority AIDS CouncilExit Disclaimer.

"I am still here, alive and well, 22 years after receiving an HIV diagnosis. I attribute this largely to the fact that I took the test. I was really afraid to find out but I am so glad I fought through the fear to know my HIV status. This widget helps people locate testing sites and connect with important services " Vanessa Johnson, JD, Executive Vice President, National Association of People with AIDS.

"The widget is an important tool which helps our Hispanic/Latino communities throughout the U.S. access quality health services, in particular HIV testing." Guillermo Chacón, CEO and President, Latino Commission on AIDSExit Disclaimer.

Do you have a website or blog? If so we encourage you to add the widget to your site.

You can add the widget to your website or blog in three steps*
  1. Go to
  2. Copy the locator widget code
  3. Embed the code in your website or blog

If you already have the widget on your site, thank you! We hope you will ask your colleagues and friends to do the same. One important message we'd like to leave you with is that when you develop a new media tool, it's critical to also promote it and encourage people to talk about it.

*Note:You may need to talk with the person who maintains your website to embed the widget.