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National HIV Testing Day

June 27, 2013

logoOf 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.

The U.S. Government Observes National HIV Testing Day

Statements on National HIV Testing Day

National HIV Testing Day Websites


HIV Testing Information and Resources

Act Against AIDS, from CDC

  • Learn steps to take to prevent HIV transmission and find resources for HIV testing and treatment.

National HIV and STD Testing Resources, from CDC

  • Enter your zip code in this database of HIV and sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing centers to find an HIV testing center near you.

Women and HIV/AIDS—Get Tested for HIV, from the Office on Women’s Health

  • Find information on HIV testing that is intended especially for women.

HIV Testing, from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Learn about FDA-approved HIV tests.


Research and HIV Testing

FY 2013 Trans-NIH Plan for HIV-Related Research: Comprehensive plan for all National Institutes of Health (NIH) HIV-related research for 2013, from the Office of AIDS Research (OAR), NIH. The Reducing New Infections section of the plan includes information related to HIV testing.

Clinical Trials Related to HIV Testing, from the AIDSinfo clinical trial search tool. Call AIDSinfo at 1-800-448-0440 for assistance with your clinical trials search.

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