National HIV Screening Day is June 27
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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