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World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is observed each year on December 1st and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV, and remember those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day. World AIDS Day is an opportunity to show solidarity with the millions of people living with HIV worldwide. Most people do this by wearing an HIV awareness red ribbon on the day.

This year’s theme is "Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Community by Community”. Each year, organizations and individuals across the world bring attention to the HIV epidemic by increasing HIV awareness and knowledge, speaking out against HIV stigma, and calling for an increased response to move toward Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America. Since the beginning of the epidemic, partnerships among governments, multilateral institutions, the private sector, community-based organizations, and many others have been key to the programs and scientific achievements that have brought us to this moment—we now have the tools needed to control the epidemic and lay the groundwork for ending this disease. To reach that goal, we must continue to strengthen our partnerships, be accountable in using resources as efficiently and effectively as possible, and be transparent in making sure our work delivers the results we need.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) & People Living with HIV The NH Ryan White CARE Program continues to work closely with our community partners to provide access to services, including prescription medication coverage, health insurance premiums and outpatient copays, primary and specialty care services, dental services, mental health services, substance use disorder treatment, home health care, and case management. We are aware many people living throughout the State are experiencing a change in financial circumstances. The NH Ryan White NH CARE Program can provide support to persons living with HIV in New Hampshire. For additional informaiton, go to COVID-19 and People Living with HIV: Frequently Asked Questions.

HIV Testing in New Hampshire For HIV testing, see your health care provider; visit your community health center; or, contact one of the agencies below. The listed agencies receive funds from the New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services to support their offering of HIV and HCV counseling; testing and referral services; and, STD counseling, testing and treatment services. Please contact the agency to learn more about their fee schedule and the availability of low to no cost services.

City/Town Site Day/Hours
Manchester Manchester
Health Department
1528 Elm Street
(603) 624-6466

By Appointment Only

By Appointment Only

Nashua Nashua
Health Department
18 Mulberry Street
(603) 589-4500
3:00pm- 6:00pm

For more information regarding HIV testing, please contact the NH Bureau of Infectious Disease Control at (603) 271-4496.

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