National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) is an annual event held on June 27th to help ensure Americans get tested for HIV. CDC estimates that there are more than 1.2 million people living with HIV in the United States, and about 1 in 8 is unaware of their HIV infection. CDC estimates that more than 90% of all new infections could be prevented by proper testing and linking HIV positive persons to care.
Testing is the only way for the approximately 156,300 Americans living with undiagnosed HIV to know their HIV status and get into care. CDC estimates that more than 90% of all new infections could be prevented by proper testing and linking HIV positive persons to care. HIV testing saves lives! It is one of the most powerful tools in the fight against HIV. For more information about National HIV Testing Day and how your agency can get involved, visit: https://npin.cdc.gov/nhtd/
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