National HIV Testing Day #HIVTestingDay
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National HIV Testing Day #HIVTestingDay

June 27
2023 Theme

HIV Testing is Self-care.

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June 27

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

The theme for 2022, “HIV Testing is Self-care,” is timely, given that self-care has been a particularly important topic during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s also timely as the need for individual and community actions to promote physical and mental health remain critical.

Using this theme, partners can add a tagline to customize as they like. For example:

  • HIV Testing is Self-care: Testing is key to ending the HIV epidemic.
  • HIV Testing is Self-care: Taking the test is taking care of you.
  • HIV Testing is Self-care: Take care of you and others too!
  • HIV Testing is Self-care: Choose a test and choose to take care of you.

HIV testing is an act of self-care. According to the CDC, encouraging people to get tested and know their HIV status can help them stay healthy. Today, there are more free, easy, fast, and confidential HIV testing options available than ever before. Testing, including self-testing, is the first step to engaging in HIV prevention or treatment services. HIV testing is a critical tool to helping us end the HIV epidemic in the United States.

Watch this Taking the Test is Taking Care of You video to learn more about HIV testing and self-care.

Currently, CDC and many other organizations are distributing free HIV self-testing kitsExit Disclaimer. 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

National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States, 2022-2025

Read about Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S.

Learn more about the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (2022–2025), which provides stakeholders across the nation with a roadmap to accelerate efforts to end the HIV epidemic in the United States by 2030.

To highlight the amazing work being done in communities across the country to help reach the goals detailed in NHAS 2022-2025, launched #NHASeverywhere, a social media effort to spotlight organizations and their ongoing work in communities that align with the NHAS. Each f story will highlight an example of the collective efforts needed across the nation to end the HIV epidemic. Read NHAS’s first #NHASeverywhere feature, which spotlights a story from Red Door, a Hennepin County Public Health ClinicExit Disclaimer in Minneapolis, MN.

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

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

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