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Nat’l HIV Testing Day

By on June 14, 2015

National HIV Testing Day is a reminder that when you know your HIV status, you can take care of yourself and your partners. HIV testing is recommended, it’s empowering, and it’s easy. Have you been tested?

HIV testing alone does not prevent the transmission of HIV but it can be a significant part of prevention strategies to reign in new HIV infection cases. Talk to your sexual partners about HIV/STI’s and ways to protect one another.

Get Tested on National HIV Testing Day, June 27

This year marks the 20th annual National HIV Testing Day, a time to promote one of our best tools for HIV prevention.

Too many people—one in six—who are living with HIV are not aware of it. That means they are not getting the treatment they need to stay healthy and may pass the virus on to others without knowing it.

Staying healthy is important. Knowing your HIV status gives you powerful information to help you take steps to keep you and your partners healthy. You should get tested for HIV, and encourage your partners to get tested too. If you test positive for HIV, treatment can help you stay healthy for many years and reduce your chances of passing HIV to your sex partners.



To find a testing site near you, use the testing site locator on this page, call 1-800-CDC-INFO (232-4636), text your ZIP code to KNOW IT (566948), or use a home testing kit.


This content provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and AIDS.gov website.