ABOUT NATIONAL HIV TESTING DAY
Each year, on June 27, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), AIDS.gov, and other national and local entities across the country organize National HIV Testing Day. This unique initiative sends the message, “Take the Test, Take Control,” to those at risk from HIV.
National HIV Testing Day was launched in 1995 by the National Association of People with AIDS in response to the growing number of HIV infections in communities of color and other heavily impacted communities. Nearly 1.2 million people are living with HIV in the U.S., and almost one in five don’t know they are infected. HIV testing is a critical first step in taking control and responsibility over one's health.