HIV/AIDS Awareness Days

National HIV Testing Day

June 27, 2018

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one in seven people in the United States who have HIV don’t know that they are HIV positive. Young people are the most likely to be unaware of their HIV infection.

National HIV Testing Day is an annual occasion to encourage people to get an HIV test. 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 certain risk factors should get tested more often. People who test HIV positive can take medicines to stay healthy and greatly reduce their chance of transmitting the virus. People who test negative can continue to take steps to prevent HIV infection, such as always using a condom during sex.

Browse the links on this page to learn more about HIV testing 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

Find answers to your questions about HIV testing:
Learn about the various types of HIV tests:
  • HIV Testing, from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Find free, fast, and confidential HIV testing near you:

Bookmark this collection of resources about HIV testing, test types, and testing locations:

Research and HIV Testing

FY 2018 Trans-NIH Plan for HIV-Related Research, from the NIH Office of AIDS Research (OAR): The Plan describes NIH research priorities to prevent, treat, and eventually cure HIV/AIDS. NIH research to reduce the incidence of HIV includes developing new HIV testing strategies.   
HIV/AIDS-Related Clinical Trials, from the AIDSinfo clinical trial search tool. Search by keyword to find trials related to HIV testing. Call AIDSinfo at 1-800-448-0440 for assistance with your clinical trials search.

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