National HIV Testing Day - June 27th
June 27th is National HIV Testing Day. This year's theme, Test Your Way. Do It Today., is a call to get tested now and a reminder that there are more ways than ever to get an HIV test.
About 1.1 million people in the United States have HIV, and 1 in 7 of them don't know it. Young people are the most likely to be unaware of their HIV infection. CDC recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 get tested for HIV at least once as part of routine health care. But some people are more at risk of getting HIV than others and should be tested at least once a year. Sexually active gay and bisexual men may benefit from more frequent testing (for example, every 3 to 6 months).
What can you do?
- Get theFacts: Learn about HIV and share this lifesaving information with your family, friends and community.
- Get Tested: Knowing your HIV status gives you powerful information to help keep you and your partner healthy. find testing sites at gettested.cdc.gov or text your zip code to KNOWIT (566948)
- Get Involved: Visit cdc.gov/hiv for many resources to help you raise awareness about HIV testing in your community.