Quotes from CDC’s Dr. Jonathan Mermin, Director of the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention

National HIV Testing Day (June 27)

Below are quotes for attribution to Dr. Jonathan Mermin on the importance of HIV testing for your coverage of National HIV Testing Day.

On HIV Testing:

“Every time someone gets tested for HIV, we are one step closer to ending the AIDS epidemic. Learning your HIV status opens the door to powerful HIV prevention and treatment options that could save your life or the life of someone you love.”

“If more Americans were tested as recommended, we could prevent thousands of needless HIV infections and deaths. National HIV Testing Day serves as a reminder to take a stand against one of the key issues driving this epidemic – not knowing your HIV status. Take your stand today – take the test and take control.”



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