June 27 Is National HIV Testing Day

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  • 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
  • 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

Why Late Testing Is Bad for Blacks

African-Americans are more likely to be diagnosed with HIV and AIDS at the same time than any other racial group. Late testing is not only dangerous for the person living with HIV/AIDS, but for the entire community because people who are not on AIDS medications are more likely to unknowingly transmit the virus to their partners if they have unprotected sex.


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