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June 27

First observed on June 27, 1995, National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) is a day to encourage people to get tested for HIV, know their status, and get linked to care and treatment.

The 2021 theme -- “My Test, My Way,” -- emphasizes that there are different ways and places to get tested for HIV, including at home with a self-test. Partners can add a tagline to customize as they like. For example:

  • My Test, My Way – My contribution to Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S.
  • My Test, My Way – Take Pride by taking the test
  • My Test, My Way – If we all get tested, we can stop HIV together

Currently, CDC and many other organizations are distributing free HIV self-testing kits. You can find more information about HIV testing on our HIV Testing Overview page.

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Find HIV Testing and Other Services

HIV Prevention and Service Locator

Use the HIV Testing Sites & Care Services Locator.

The Locator now includes PrEP and STI services and is more user friendly. Read about how the Locator can help you serve your community.


Federal News and Resources


Read about Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America. Learn about the Ready, Set, PrEP program which provides PrEP medications at no cost to people who qualify.

Check out CDC’s NHTD toolkit and webinar (PDF, 6.3 MB).

Check out these awareness and education campaigns from across the government.

Get Involved

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Follow @HIVgov and use #HIVTestingDay.

  • The Kelly Wright Show airs two segments on HIV prevention in Black communities. (June 25 and June 26 at 6:00 PM).
  • The Cut Life hosts a virtual HIV testing party on Instagram (June 27 at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
  • The Honey Pot founder, Beatrice Dixon, hosts an Instagram Live discussion on HIV testing and sexual health. (June 27 from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM)


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