Jun 27, 2019

The time is now, get tested for HIV

Did you know today is National HIV testing day? Approximately 1.1 million people in the U.S. are living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) today, and 1 in 7 are unaware they are infected.

Getting medical care, support, and maintaining safe behaviors can help improve the health and lives of people living with HIV.

Medicare covers HIV screenings for people with Medicare, who ask for the test, are pregnant, and people at an increased risk for the infection (such as gay and bisexual men, injection drug users, or people with multiple sexual partners).

HIV is the virus that can lead to Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, or AIDS. There have been many advances in treatment, but early testing and diagnosis play key roles in reducing the spread of the disease, extending life expectancy, and cutting costs of care

Get tested. The time is now. Visit Health & Human Services’ HIV.gov website to learn more about National HIV Testing Day, June 27, and watch our video.