National HIV Testing Day - June 27: Things You Can Do
National HIV Testing Day is observed each year on June 27. On this day, we unite with partners, health departments, and other organizations to raise awareness about the importance of HIV testing and early diagnosis of HIV.
Learn the Basics.
About 1.1 million people in the United States are living with HIV, and 1 in 7 of them don’t know it. The only way to know for sure whether if you have HIV is to get tested. Learn the basics about HIV testing.
CDC recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 get tested for HIV at least once as part of routine health care. People with certain risk factors should get tested more often. HIV testing is a normal part of life—if everyone else is Doing It, you can too!
Find a testing location in your area:
- Use the Doing It testing locator.
- Text your ZIP code to “KNOW IT” (566948).
- Call 1-800-CDC-INFO.
- Talk to your doctor or health care provider.
- Purchase a home HIV test at a pharmacy or drug store.
- Add a testing site locator widget to your website.
- Find a testing event near you.
- Share Doing It campaign materials.
- Follow Act Against AIDS on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
- Help get #HIVTestingDay trending on social media by sharing and retweeting Awareness Day messages or creating your own. Here are a few sample posts you can use leading up to and on #HIVTestingDay:
- Today is National HIV Testing Day. Are you #DoingIt? Find #HIV testing centers near you: bit.ly/NHTD2017 #HIVTestingDay
- 1 in 7 people living with #HIV in the US don’t know they have it. This #HIVTestingDay, make sure you’re #DoingIt.
- On National HIV Testing Day – June 27 – go to bit.ly/NHTD2017 and enter your zip code to find an HIV testing location near you. #DoingIt is fast, free, & confidential. #HIVTestingDay
- Are you #DoingIt on National #HIV Testing Day? Test your way & know your status. #HIVTestingDay
- June 27 is National #HIV Testing Day! Learn what @CDCgov is doing to encourage & educate ppl to get tested: #HIVTestingDay
- In 2015, young ppl aged 13-24 accounted for 22% of all new #HIV diagnoses in the U.S. https://go.usa.gov/x5z8x : #HIVTestingDay
- Schools can teach teens about prevention and testing for #HIV & other #STDs. https://go.usa.gov/x5Mnq #SchoolHealth #HIVTestingDay
- School health services can provide info on locations & free confidential #HIV testing. https://go.usa.gov/x5Mnq #HIVTestingDay
- Schools can help teens access health services like #HIV counseling & testing. https://go.usa.gov/x56eZ #HIVTestingDay
- Schools are vital partners in encouraging teens to take responsibility for their health. https://go.usa.gov/x5Mnq #SchoolHealth #HIVTestingDay
- Page last reviewed: June 20, 2017
- Page last updated: June 20, 2017
- Content source: Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, Sexual Transmitted Diseases and Tuberculosis Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention