June 27 is National HIV Testing Day, an annual event that encourages people to get tested for HIV and promotes awareness of testing options. Many local and regional organizations have partnered with the CDC to raise awareness about the importance of HIV testing and knowing one’s status.
Although the the number of HIV & AIDS diagnoses has decreased in recent years, one in seven people infected with HIV are unaware of their status. Testing is fast and easy. To inquire about testing you can call 1-800-CDC-INFO or visit the CDC website. There also may be options for at-home testing available at your local pharmacy or online.
#DoingIt encourages everyone to get tested and learn their status. For more information on HIV and testing, visit the CDC website. And to get the discussion started use the hashtag #DoingItMyWay on Twitter and Facebook.