National HIV Testing Day
June 27, 2012
June 27, 2012, is the 18th annual observance of National HIV Testing Day. The purpose of this day is to promote HIV testing. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that of the more than one million people in the United States living with HIV, one out of five do not know that they are infected.
HIV testing is a critical component of HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and care. According to CDC, at least one in three people in the United States who test positive for HIV is tested too late to get the full advantage of treatment. Early HIV testing reduces the spread of HIV, extends life expectancy, and reduces costs of care.
The links on this page provide information about National HIV Testing Day, including HIV testing resources.
Information About HIV Testing
Act Against AIDS: Information about HIV/AIDS, including steps to take to prevent HIV transmission and resources for HIV testing and treatment, from CDC.
HIV Testing Basics for Consumers: Answers to frequently asked questions about HIV testing, from CDC.
National HIV and STD Testing Resources: Database of HIV and sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing centers across the United States that can be searched by location and by type of test offered, from CDC.
KnowIt: A mobile phone tool that can be added to websites or social networking pages to promote HIV testing, from CDC.
HIV Testing: Information about HIV testing, including how to find an HIV testing site and types of HIV tests, from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
General Information on HIV Testing: Information on HIV testing, from the HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN).
Women and HIV/AIDS—Get Tested for HIV: Information on HIV testing and resources, from the Office on Women’s Health (OWH).
Getting Tested for HIV/AIDS: An easy-to-read lesson about HIV testing for veterans and the public, from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
HIV/AIDS Basics: Links to government resources about HIV/AIDS prevention, testing, and treatment, from AIDS.gov.