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HIV/AIDS Awareness Days

National HIV Testing Day

June 27, 2016

HIV testing is the only way to know for sure if someone has HIV. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in eight people in the United States infected with HIV don’t know it. That means they aren't getting the medical care they need to stay healthy and to avoid passing HIV to others. 

June 27 is designated National HIV Testing Day to encourage people to learn their HIV status. 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. 

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

HIV Basics: Testing, from CDC
Find answers to the most common questions about HIV testing.

National HIV and STD Testing Resources
, from CDC
Find free, fast, and confidential HIV testing near you.

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

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’s AIDSource. 
Explore links to resources about HIV testing. 

Research and HIV Testing

FY 2017 Trans-NIH Plan for HIV-Related Research: Comprehensive plan for all National Institutes of Health (NIH) HIV-related research for 2017, from the NIH Office of AIDS Research (OAR). The Plan describes NIH research priorities to prevent, treat, and eventually cure HIV/AIDS.
HIV/AIDS-Related Clinical Trials, 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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