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National HIV Testing Day

June 27, 2015

The fight against HIV/AIDS begins with HIV testing. However, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in seven people in the United States infected with HIV do not know it. June 27 is designated National HIV Testing Day to encourage people to learn their HIV status. HIV medicines are available for those who test HIV positive. HIV medicines help people with HIV live longer, healthier lives and reduce the risk of HIV transmission.
CDC recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 get tested for HIV at least once as part of routine health care. People with risk factors for HIV should get tested more often. 

Browse the links on this page to learn more about National HIV Testing Day and to find free, fast, and confidential HIV testing near you.

The U.S. Government Observes National HIV Testing Day

National HIV Testing Day Websites

HIV Testing Information and Resources

Act Against AIDS, from CDC [en español]
Learn about CDC’s nationwide campaigns to promote HIV testing in high-risk populations.  

National HIV and STD Testing Resources, from CDC
Find free, fast, and confidential HIV testing near you.
Women and HIV/AIDS—Get Tested for HIV, from the Office on Women’s Health
Find information on HIV testing that includes topics of special interest to women.

VA HIV Testing Information for Veterans, from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Read this fact sheet that includes information specific to veterans.

Testing for HIV, from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Learn about the various types of HIV tests.
HIV Testing, from AIDSinfo
Read easy-to-understand information about HIV testing.
HIV Testing Resources, from the National Library of Medicine HIV/AIDS Portal
Explore links to resources about HIV testing.

Research and HIV Testing

FY 2015 Trans-NIH Plan for HIV-Related Research: Comprehensive plan for all National Institutes of Health (NIH) HIV-related research for 2015, from the Office of AIDS Research (OAR), NIH. The Reducing New Infections and Reducing HIV-Related Disparities sections of the plan include 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.
More Research Related to HIV Testing:
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