June 27th, 2024
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 "Start Talking. Stop HIV." An estimated 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV, and that number grows by almost 50,000 every year. One in eight people who have HIV don't know it. That means they aren't getting the medical care they need to stay healthy and avoid passing HIV to others.
CDC has found that more than 90 percent of new HIV infections in the United States could be prevented by testing and diagnosing people who have HIV and ensuring they receive prompt, ongoing care and treatment.