Wednesday, June 27 is National HIV Testing Day, entities across the U.S. will be offering free and confidential HIV testing as well as prevention,education,counseling services. On this day, everyone is encouraged to Take the Test, Take Control.
Currently, there are more than 1.2 million people living with HIV in the U.S. and an estimated one in five are infected and do not know it. Getting tested and knowing your status is a critical first step to saving a life and getting treatment. HIV testing and treatment saves lives and helps reduce the spread of HIV.
On this day, National HIV Testing Day, decide to take control and responsibility of your health, Get Tested!
Launched in 1995, National HIV Testing Day was developed in response to the growing number of HIV infections in communities of color and other heavily impacted communities. National HIV Testing Day was organized by the National Association of People With AIDS (NAPWA) and partners with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), AIDS.gov and other entities across the country.
To find a testing site near you or for more information on NAPWA and National HIV Testing Day, visit http://hivtest.cdc.gov.