Do you know your HIV status? Today the nation observes the 19th annual National HIV Testing Day. This year’s theme is “Take the Test. Take Control.”
HIV testing is so important because it gives you the information you need to make good decisions about your health. If you test negative, you can take steps to stay that way (which may include periodic testing if you engage in high-risk behaviors). If you have HIV, there are medications that will help you stay healthy and live longer. These medications—known as antiretroviral therapy (ART)—also make it significantly less likely that you might pass the virus to someone else.
To find a testing location near you click here: http://cdcnpin.org/nhtd/home.aspx