National HIV Testing Day

National HIV Testing Day - June 27, 2013Today, June 27th, is National HIV Testing Day (NHTD). National HIV Testing Day is an annual campaign to encourage people of all ages to “Take the Test, Take Control.”

Too many people don’t know they have HIV. In the United States, nearly 1.1 million people are living with HIV, and almost one in five do not know they are infected! Getting tested is the first step to finding out if you have HIV. If you have HIV, getting medical care and taking medicines regularly helps you live a longer, healthier life and lowers the chances of passing HIV on to others.

For more information and the HIV and STD testing sites near you, visit this websiteNOW!

** Some places are offering FREE HIV TESTS today! **OraQuick In-Home HIV Test package

If you can’t get to a testing center or have privacy concerns, there is a popular HOME test you can purchase: OraQuick In-Home HIV Test (about $40.00) which can be purchased at a local pharmacy-store near you. Check the web for other home kits.

This important note from someone receiving treatment for HIV:
Black straight & gay couple couple“Just because someone says he or she recently tested negative – and even shows proof – does not mean they may not be infected with HIV. [Consider the] window period for incubation…”

I got tested last month and was happy to learn that I was HIV NEGATIVE. I publicly reported the results for two very important reasons which you can read about here:

I hope each sexually active person reading this will be encouraged to get tested.
Now… be safe out there!

Keepin’ It…REAL!

One thought on “National HIV Testing Day

  1. Excellent job in helping to promote this date, my naked brother and friend! Thank you! With one in five Americans unaware of their HIV infection, the math and probability alone mean that this pandemic isn’t over. Even one more infection with HIV is one too many. Great information that you’ve shared here, buddy! Take care and stay bare!

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