HIV and the Church

Posted by Ashley Eure

On National HIV Testing Day June 27 th, we recognize that everyone has a role to play in getting to zero new HIV infections, and one of the first steps is knowing your status.


Of the more than 1.2 million people living with HIV in the U.S., an estimated one in seven do not know that they are infected and only three in 10 are in ongoing treatment. [1] While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises all Americans to be screened for HIV as part of routine medical care, many Americans have never been tested or are not tested as often as recommended. [2]


Kay Warren explains the importance of knowing your HIV status:


Consider your risk factors and decide if you should get tested this month. Visit to find the HIV testing sites nearest you .


If you would like more information on the HIV&AIDS Initiative, or if you have questions about testing, email or call 949-609-8555.

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