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National HIV Testing Day

National HIV Testing Day

Event Date: Friday, June 27, 2014 (All day)

Event Type: Awareness Day

National HIV/AIDS Testing Day logo

Description

Each year, on June 27, the National Association of People With AIDS (NAPWA), in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), AIDS.gov, and other national and local entities across the country organizes National HIV Testing Day. This unique initiative sends the message, “Take the Test, Take Control,” to those at risk from HIV from those already living with HIV. National HIV Testing Day was developed in response to the growing number of HIV infections in communities of color and other heavily impacted communities. Nearly 1.2 million people are living with HIV in the United States, and almost one in five don’t know they are infected. HIV testing is a critical step in taking control and responsibility over one's health.