Get tested. Today, June 27th – is National HIV Testing Day!


Photo Credit: HIVManila

One of the things that we should do every six months is to get tested for HIV.  I say this because any disease, if diagnosed early enough could be either cured or controlled.

I know many people who are HIV+ and are living healthy and active.  Being HIV+ is no longer a death sentence but it still has to be managed.

According to Towleroad:

Still, while about 80% of infected people know their status (about 1.1 million), another 20% are blissfully and dangerously unaware (about 200,000). Knowledge is power, they say, and in this case knowledge could help manage the virus’ transmission.

Therefore, I suggest that if you pass by a Walgreens (certain locations offer free HIV testing) or would like to find out places where they offer free and confidential testing, please follow the links below as provided by Blog.aids.gov.
To locate an HIV testing site near you, text your Zip Code to “KNOWIT” (566948), visit www.HIVtest.org, or call 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636). To find local HIV resources, including testing, housing, substance abuse treatment, mental health services, and family planning, visit the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Services Provider Locator tool.
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