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About 1.1 million people in the U.S. have HIV, and one in seven of those individuals don't know they have it. Additionally, youth ages 13 to 24 are the most likely demographic to be unaware of their HIV infection.
National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) is observed every year on June 27th. NHTD was established in 1995 to promote HIV testing among all individuals. HIV testing is especially important now since medications can keep individuals with HIV healthy for many years and reduce their chances of spreading the virus. For those at high risk of contracting HIV, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a medication regimen that reduces the risk of HIV infection in high-risk individuals by up to 92% if taken correctly.
How to Participate
- Learn about the basics of HIV from the CDC, and share this information with others.
- Get tested for HIV and promote testing among others.
- Share CDC's Doing It campaign materials, including videos, posters, and social media banners.
- Promote NHTD on social media using the hashtag #HIVTestingDay.
- Add an HIV testing site locator to your organization's website or your own website.