National HIV Testing Day 2014

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It’s estimated that more than 1.1 million Americans are living with HIV, yet nearly 1 in 5 (20 percent) are not aware of their status. National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) is an annual campaign to encourage people of all ages to “Take the Test, Take Control.” This year, National HIV Testing Day is June 27, 2014.

Too many people don’t know they have HIV. In the United States, nearly 1.1 million people are living with HIV, and almost one in six don’t know they are infected. Getting tested is the first step to finding out if you have HIV. If you have HIV, getting medical care and taking medicines regularly helps you live a longer, healthier life and also lowers the chances of passing HIV on to others.

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Getting tested and knowing your status can be a crucial step in continuing to lead a vibrant, productive life and helping end the spread of HIV/AIDS—so get tested.

Source(s): Living Room

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