On National HIV Testing Day June 27
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.
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.
Kay Warren explains the importance of
knowing your HIV status:
Consider your risk factors and decide if
you should get tested this month. Visit AIDS.gov to find the
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.