HIV Testing Day

by admin on June 27, 2011

National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) is an annual campaign coordinated by the National Association of People with AIDS to encourage people of all ages to “Take the Test, Take Control.”

Early HIV diagnosis is critical, so people who are infected can fully benefit from available life-saving treatments. Currently, almost 40 percent of people with HIV are not diagnosed until they already have developed AIDS. That can be up to 10 years after they first became infected with HIV. Finding out whether you are infected with HIV is the first step to improving your health and the health of your partners and your family.

Here are some ways you can help spread the word through social media with Status Updates.

Cut and paste one of these status updates into Twitter or Facebook:

  • Take the Test. Take Control. I did, have you? Today is National HIV Testing Day. To find a test site near you, text your ZIP code to KNOWIT (566948) or visit http://ow.ly/1QiX6
  • Twitter: Take the Test. Take Control. Today is Natl HIV Testing Day. For test site near you text ZIP to KNOWIT (566948) http://ow.ly/1QiX6

For other ways you can help promote testing day on the web and on the street you use these online tools and posters.

For more information on HIV Testing and how you can help visit National HIV and STD Testing Resources.

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