June 27 is National HIV Testing Day, a day to get the facts, get tested, and get involved!
Around 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV, and 1 in 8 people don’t know they have it. That means nearly 45,000 people find out they have HIV every year.
HIV testing is the gateway to prevention and care.
- People who test negative have more prevention tools available today than ever before.
- People who test positive can take HIV medicines that can keep them healthy for many years and greatly reduce their chance of passing HIV to others. Learn more about living with HIV.
More than 90% of new HIV infections in the United States could be prevented by testing and diagnosing people living with HIV and making sure they receive early, ongoing treatment.
What Can You Do?
Get the Facts. Learn about HIV, and share this lifesaving information with your family, friends, and community. Tell them about the importance of making HIV testing a part of their regular health routine.
Get Tested. Knowing your HIV status gives you powerful information to help keep you and your partner healthy.
CDC recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 get tested for HIV at least once as part of routine health care. People with certain risk factors should get tested more often. Learn what those risk factors are and how often you should be tested.
District Health Department #10 provides free, rapid HIV testing. This test is available year-round. Services are confidential, LGBTQ friendly, and no one will ever be denied service due to inability to pay. Call 888-217-3904, option #2 to make an appointment at your local DHD#10 office. Walk-ins welcome.