It’s National HIV Testing Day today
State health officials are urging Hoosiers to learn their HIV status as part of National HIV Testing Day today. Nationally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates nearly 13 percent of Americans living with HIV do not know their status. That means they are not accessing testing and medical care that can keep them healthy and protect their loved ones from infection. HIV can be detected through testing of oral fluids and blood. Health care providers, local health departments and other entities can provide testing. To find a testing site near you as part of National HIV Testing Day, visit https://www.hiv.gov/locator/ and enter your ZIP code. Talk to your doctor about whether PrEP is right for you. To learn more about National HIV Testing Day, visit www.hiv.gov. To find testing events in Indiana, go to http://www.in.gov/isdh/17397.htm. For more information about HIV, visit http://www.cdc.gov/actagainstaids/basics/whatishiv.html. Additional details about HIV in Indiana can be found using Stats Explorer at https://gis.in.gov/apps/isdh/statsexplorer.
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