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National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), June 27

National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) is an annual campaign coordinated by the National Association of People with AIDSExternal Link to encourage people of all ages to “Take the Test, Take Control.”

Too many people don’t know they have HIV. In the United States, nearly 1.2 million people are living with HIV, and almost one in five don’t know they are infected. Getting tested is the first step to finding out if you have HIV. If you have HIV, getting medical care and taking medicines regularly helps you live a longer, healthier life and also lowers the chances of passing HIV on to others.

HERE ARE SOME  ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

Locate HIV Testing Near You: Use and share this online HIV/AIDS Prevention & Service Providers Locator and add the widget to your website or blog. Visit HIVtest.org Exit Disclaimer. Send a text message with your ZIP code to KNOWIT (566948).

Webinar/Conference Call: On June 26, 2012, AIDS.gov will host a webinar/conference call on “HIV Testing for an AIDS-Free Generation” for Federal staff, stakeholders, and for grantees who work with domestic HIV/AIDS programs. Learn more and register now  Download and share this flyer (PDF, 1.65 MB).

Twitter: Learn about Twitter here. Use the hashtag #NHTD.Exit Disclaimer

Podcast: Listen to Dr. Kevin A. Fenton, (Director of CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention) discuss National HIV Testing Day. Click here for audio podcast.

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