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About the Day
National HIV Testing Day is June 27.  This awareness day is sponsored nationally by the National Association of People With AIDS


Facts for Women and Girls
In the United States alone an estimated 250,000 people have HIV and are not aware of it.  Women accounted for 26 percent of new AIDS cases in 2005, compared to only 11 percent of new AIDS diagnoses in 1990.  Most women become infected with HIV through heterosexual contact or injection drug use.

National HIV Testing Day is an opportunity for people to learn their HIV status, and to gain knowledge to take control of both their health and their lives.  To find an HIV testing site in your community, please visit www.hivtest.org or send a text message with your zip code to KNOWIT (566948).


Actions You Can Take
Many actions are available in the struggle against HIV/AIDS, including:
   - Getting tested for HIV
   - Practicing safe methods to prevent HIV transmission
   - Avoiding high-risk behaviors
   - Discussing HIV prevention with family, friends and colleagues
   - Providing support to those living with HIV/AIDS
   - Getting involved with or holding an event for National HIV Testing Day


Fact Sheets
Several fact sheets related to National HIV Testing Day are available for free:

Women and HIV/AIDS, National HIV Testing Mobilization Campaign
In 2005, there were 127,150 women living with HIV/AIDS in the United States .  The proportion of AIDS diagnoses among women has increased since the beginning of the epidemic.  72 percent of women living with HIV/AIDS in 2005 were infected through heterosexual contact, another 26 percent were infected through injection drug use.  The only way to know if you have HIV is to get tested.     Download the PDF

African Americans and HIV/AIDS, National HIV Testing Mobilization Campaign
Although African Americans represent only 13 percent of the US population, they accounted for 49 percent of all new cases of HIV/AIDS in 2005.  Women of color are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS; AIDS is now the leading cause of death for Black women between the ages of 25 and 34.
Download the PDF

Hispanics and HIV/AIDS, National HIV Testing Mobilization Campaign
HIV/AIDS is the fourth leading cause of death among Hispanic women aged 35 to 44 years.  70 percent of Hispanic women living with HIV/AIDS in 2005 were infected through heterosexual contact.     Download the PDF

Asian/Pacific Islanders and HIV/AIDS, National HIV Testing Mobilization Campaign
Eighty percent of Asian/Pacific Islander women who were living with HIV/AIDS in 2005 were infected through heterosexual contact.  Heterosexual contact accounted for a greater proportion of HIV/AIDS cases among Asian/Pacific Islander women than among all other racial/ethnic groups.
Download the PDF

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