NATIONAL HIV TESTING DAY
June 27 of each year recognizes National HIV Testing Day (NHTD). The day encourages all people of all ages to “Take the Test, Take Control.”
In the United States, there are nearly 1.1 million people who live with HIV, and almost one in five do not know that they are infected. Getting the test is the first step to find out if you have HIV. Those who test positive should know some steps can be taken to live a longer and healthier life and to help stop the spread of HIV to others. These steps include getting medical care, HIV education, and taking the proper medications regularly. On National HIV Testing Day, there are testing sites open, and mobile testing units set up throughout the United States. For more information on National HIV Testing Day and to find a testing site in your area, see:
HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL HIV TESTING DAY
Get tested. Visit a location near you and learn about preventing the spread of the virus. Be informed, protect yourself and others. Use #NationalHIVTestingDay to share and follow on social media.
NATIONAL HIV TESTING DAY HISTORY
The National Association of People with AIDS sponsors National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) to promote HIV testing and help prevent the spread of the virus. The first NHTD was observed on June 27, 1995.
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