According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
- In 2019, 36,801 people received an HIV diagnosis in the US.
- About 1,189,700 people in the US had HIV at the end of 2019.
- about 87% of people knew they had HIV.
- Most people who have HIV and are seeking treatment get control of the virus within 6 months.
- After treatment, if you have an undetectable viral load, you will not transmit HIV through sex and can help reduce the risk of transmission through needle or syringe sharing.
National HIV Testing Day, June 27, 2022
Every year, on June 27th, HIV.gov promotes National HIV Testing Day to highlight and encourage HIV testing! This years’ theme is “HIV Testing is Self-Care,” highlighting our ability to promote and maintain our own health, prevent disease, and cope with chronic illness and disability. HIV testing is a form of self-care, and knowing one’s status can empower an individual to engage in prevention or treatment services. Be sure to follow us as we engage with the hashtags #HIVTestingDay and #StopHIVTogether to help promote National HIV Testing Day.
DHD#10 offers free HIV self-test kits that you can order online: https://www.dhd10.org/hivtest/. DHD#10 also provides rapid HIV testing year-round, call 888-217-3904 to schedule, walk-ins are also welcome.