HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is the virus that causes AIDS. In 2017, more than 1.1 million people in the United States were living with HIV.
Since many people with HIV don’t have symptoms, 1 in 7 don’t know they have it. The only way to know if you have HIV is to get tested — spread the word about National HIV Testing Day on June 27!
With this and other National Health Observance toolkits offered on healthfinder.gov, we’ve made it easier for you to make a difference. The toolkits provide resources for organizations like schools, health care providers, health departments, and more to raise awareness about critical public health issues, like getting tested for HIV.
This toolkit is full of ideas to help you take action today. For example:
- Add information about HIV testing to your newsletter.
- Tweet about National HIV Testing Day.
- Add the HIV Testing & Care Services Locator widget to your website and remind everyone to get tested on June 27.
By raising awareness about the prevalence of HIV, communities, organizations, and health professionals can help more people get tested for the virus.