Today is National HIV Testing Day, and clinics and medical centers nationwide are opening their doors to offer free, confidential HIV tests.
According to the CDC, nearly 1.1 million people are living with HIV in the U.S. alone, and almost one in six don’t know they are infected.
Getting tested is the first step: If you have HIV, getting medical care and taking medication regularly will help you live a longer, healthier life. It also lowers the chances of passing HIV on to others.
In fact, early diagnosis and treatment can prevent transmission by as much as 96%.
Knowing your status makes you and your community stronger.
For more information, visit AIDS.gov.