3 things to know about National HIV Testing Day

National HIV Testing Day will be observed on June 27. The event is designed to encourage individuals to get tested for HIV and educate patients on the numerous ways they can access testing services.

Here are three things to know about HIV and HIV Testing Day.

1. Of the more than 1 million people in the United States with HIV, 1 in 7 are unaware of their condition, according to the CDC.

2. The CDC recommends everyone between 13 and 64 years be tested for HIV at least once. At-risk individuals, like sexually active gay and bisexual men, should be tested with more frequency, such as every 3 to 6 months.

3. The theme for National HIV Testing Day 2017 is "Test Your Way. Do It Today." The theme is meant to be a reminder of the many ways one can receive an HIV test. Avenues for testing include health clinics, healthcare providers, testing events, at home tests or from a local organization.

To download posters and multimedia tools to promote the event, click here.

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