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

Not Enough Folks Are Getting Swabbed

The only way to know for sure if you are HIV-positive is to get tested, but not enough of us do. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are 250,000 Americans who have HIV and just don’t know. National HIV Testing Day aims at trying to encourage more people to get tested. 

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