Take Action in Response to HIV/AIDS
We can all take action to educate, raise awareness, be safe, and care for ourselves and others.
- Get tested for HIV .
- Learn how much you know about HIV/AIDS by taking the quiz.
- Talk with your health care provider about your risks for HIV.
- Decide not to engage in high risk behaviors.
- Practice safer sex to prevent HIV.
- Talk about HIV prevention with family, friends, and colleagues.
- Download and post an AIDS awareness poster on your bulletin board.
- Learn from the stories of people affected by HIV/AIDS.
- Get involved with or host an event for an Awareness Day in your community.
- Participate in special events honoring World AIDS Day in December.
- Send a personalized Visual AIDS e-card to a friend.
- Talk about the epidemic's impact on your community with friends and family.
- Join the HIV/AIDS Discussion Group.
- Take part in an AIDS Walk.
- Volunteer at a local organization that serves people living with HIV/AIDS.
- Observe the Day With(out) Art.
- Ask community leaders to increase their response to addressing the epidemic.
- Bring The Quilt to your community.
- Help fund an event for an Awareness Day or support it with in-kind donations.
- Join the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on HIV/AIDS.
Some of these suggestions are taken from AIDS.gov, providing information from the Federal government about HIV/AIDS prevention, testing, treatment, research, and using new media to respond to HIV/AIDS.