National HIV Testing Day
Archived

Jun 27, 2018 - Jun 28, 2018

Description

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.

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Page last updated: June 2018