More than 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV, and 1 in 8 people don’t know they have it. The good news is you can help change this — spread the word about National HIV Testing Day on June 27.
HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is the virus that causes AIDS. Many people with HIV don’t have any symptoms. The only way to know if you have HIV is to get tested.
How can National HIV Testing Day make a difference?
We can use National HIV Testing Day to raise awareness about the importance of HIV testing.
Here are just a few ideas:
- Motivate teachers and administrators to talk about HIV prevention and testing in their schools.
- Encourage families to have a conversation about staying protected and getting tested for HIV.
- Work with the local news media to get a story covered about National HIV Testing Day in your community.
How can I help spread the word?
We’ve made it easier for you to make a difference! This toolkit is full of ideas to help you take action today. For example: