National HIV Testing Day 2022

June 23, 2022 – HIV testing dropped sharply among key groups during first year of the COVID-19 pandemic

New CDC data show a sharp decrease in the number of CDC-funded HIV tests administered in health care and non-health-care settings from 2019 to 2020, the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. These concerning drops were seen among groups disproportionately affected by HIV, highlighting the urgent need to scale up testing and reduce disparities among the people who could most benefit from HIV prevention and care.

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