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Monday, June 27, 2011

Get Yourself Tested on National HIV Testing Day!

Today is National National HIV Testing Day!  

In honor of this special day, we encourage people of all ages to get tested for HIV. Although we have made major advances in prevention and treatment of HIV over the past 30 years, HIV is still spreading:

The CDC estimates that 1.1 million Americans, including 290,000 women, are living with the infection, and a fifth of them don't know it. Sadly, we still lose more than 18,000 people with AIDS in the U.S. each year.

Help fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic by getting tested. Getting tested is easy. And whether you’re positive or negative, knowing your status can help you and your partners stay healthy. Have you already been tested? Encourage your partner and friends to do the same!

Planned Parenthood will keep working to combat HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, but we can’t do it alone. We all have a responsibility to know our status. To find a Planned Parenthood health center near you, or for more information about HIV testing, click here.

Have you been tested for HIV? What was your experience like?

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