National HIV Testing Day
June 27, 2013
Of the more than 1.1 million people in the United States estimated to be living with HIV, approximately 20% are unaware of their HIV status. This statistic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) underscores the purpose of National HIV Testing Day on June 27: to promote screening for HIV.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force) recently released new recommendations on screening for HIV. The Task Force recommends HIV testing for all people aged 15 to 65, as well as for younger adolescents and older adults who are at an increased risk for HIV infection. The Task Force also recommends that all pregnant women, including women in labor whose HIV status is unknown, be screened for HIV. These recommendations align closely with HIV testing recommendations from CDC.
The links on this page provide information about National HIV Testing Day and include links to HIV testing resources.