June 27

National HIV Testing Day


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More than 1.1 million people in the United States are living with HIV, and 1 in 7 people don’t know they have it. The good news is you can help change this – spread the word about National HIV Testing Day on June 27!

HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is the virus that causes AIDS. Many people with HIV don’t have any symptoms. The only way to know if you have HIV is to get tested.

How can National HIV Testing Day make a difference?

We can use National HIV Testing Day to raise awareness about the importance of HIV testing.

Here are just a few ideas:

  • Motivate teachers and administrators to talk about HIV testing and prevention with their students.
  • Encourage families to have a conversation about testing for and preventing HIV.
  • Work with the local news media to help publicize National HIV Testing Day in your community.

How can I help spread the word?

We’ve made it easier for you to make a difference! This toolkit is full of ideas to help you take action today. For example:

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Get the Word Out

  Sample Tweets

Today is National HIV Testing Day! Take the test, take control: Find #HIV testing & services near you. https://bit.ly/1s9haqv #NHTD

#DYK? 1 in 7 people living with #HIV in the United States don’t know they have it. Get tested today: https://bit.ly/1IyuxOQ #NHTD

The only way to know if you have HIV is to get tested. Learn more about #HIV testing: http://bit.ly/2ncCiF5 #NHTD

It’s important to talk to your partner about getting tested for #STDs like #HIV. Use these tips to start the conversation: https://bit.ly/2GxW4lr #NHTD

Help your kids make healthy decisions! Talk to them early and often about sex and relationships: https://bit.ly/2JWUhJY #NHTD

Join @healthfinder and @CDC_HIVAIDS in celebrating National #HIV Testing Day. Find out how you can get involved: https://bit.ly/30Cw5Cv #NHTD

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Get Involved

Take action to increase awareness about HIV.

  1. Find out about HIV testing sites and health care services in your community. Promote these resources in your newsletter or on your website.
  2. Host a community forum with an HIV educator to talk about the benefits of HIV testing and early treatment.
  3. Call a local organization that offers HIV testing and ask how you can help spread the word about HIV Testing Day.
  4. Host a fundraising event, like a run or walk, to raise money for a local HIV organization.
  5. Set an example by getting tested for HIV. Encourage co-workers, family members, and friends to get tested.

Adapted from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Contact the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by email for more information and materials.

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