National HIV Screening Day is June 27
New diagnoses of HIV are on the decline - and we want to keep it that way. That's why we're talking about HIV prior to National Screening Day on June 27.
Here are some quick facts from HIV.gov:
- HIV is a virus that attacks the body’s immune system.
- No cure currently exists, but it can be controlled via medication.
- More than 1.1 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV, but 1 in 7 don’t know it.
- 50% of new infections occur in the Southern states.
- HIV doesn’t have a lot of signs and can take a few months to show in the bloodstream.
- The only way to know if you have HIV is to get tested via a blood screening.
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