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National HIV Testing Day is June 27

Jun 25, 2021 | Guest Author, Latisia Grant

Every year, National HIV Testing Day is observed on June 27 to raise awareness of the importance of HIV testing and diagnosis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 is tested at least once as part of routine healthcare and more frequently for those with specific risk factors. The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), the voice of the country’s nearly 3,000 local health departments, recognizes the life-saving efforts of its members as they work every day to keep their communities safe and healthy.

The 2021 NHTD theme is “My Test, My Way.” Knowing your HIV status helps you stay healthy, and today, there are more HIV testing options available than ever before. The theme highlights how you can take charge of your health by getting tested for HIV in a way that works best for you—whether that’s self-testing in your own space or finding a testing site nearby.

Let’s Stop HIV Together aims to empower communities, partners, and healthcare providers to promote testing, prevention, and treatment, and reduce HIV stigma. With campaign resources, you can play a role in preventing HIV and helping people with HIV stay healthy. The Let’s Stop HIV Together campaign is part of the national Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. initiative.

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