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Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day (HLTSAD)

June 5, 2022

June 5 is HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day (HLTSAD). The 2022 theme is “Mobilize to Thrive: Prioritizing Quality of Life” a call to action to prioritize and improve the Quality of Life for long-term survivors and Older Adults with HIV.

HLTSAD is an opportunity to raise awareness that leads to action. We don’t have the luxury of time to wait for the government to do the right thing. We are tired. We are old. But we can still kick ass.

The selection of June 5 for this annual observance coincides with the anniversary of the first official reporting of what became known as the AIDS epidemic on June 5, 1981. When the CDC first reported on five cases of a mysterious disease affecting young gay men. June 5, 1981, is considered the start of the AIDS pandemic.

More info HIV Long-Term Survivors Day

312,000 people living with HIV in the U.S. became positive before 1996.

That’s 25% of all 1.2 million living with HIV who are Pre-HAART survivors*

*American Psychological Association www.apa.org/pi/aids/resources/survivors-awareness.

#Mobilize2Thrive and #HLTSAD

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June 5, 2022