June 27 Is National HIV Testing Day

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  • Have You Been Tested for HIV?
  • Why You Need to Know Your Status
  • Not Enough Folks Are Getting Swabbed
  • Why HIV Testing is Important to African-Americans
  • That Means Straight Brothas’ Too!
  • There Are Many Testing Options
  • Testing Doesn’t Have to Be Scary
  • Who Should Get Tested?
  • Speak Up For Yourself
  • Why Late Testing Is Bad for Blacks
  • Why Don’t People Get Tested?
  • Types of HIV Tests
  • Getting Tested Once Isn’t Enough
  • What Happens If I Test Positive?
  • Take Advantage of National HIV Testing Day

Why You Need to Know Your Status

You might say “I don’t want to know” or “My life will be over,” but really your life begins when you get your results, because now you know how to move forward with your health and life. Plus, not knowing means putting your partner(s) at risk and unknowingly infecting them if you are positive and don’t know.

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