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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 2020 theme -- “Knowing” -- focuses on knowing’s one HIV status, and recognizes new ways to take an HIV test, and reflects that we can continue the momentum toward Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America.

“Knowing” can mean knowing about treatment options and understanding prevention options, including PrEP, which is available through the Ready Set PrEP Program.

This year self-testing is an option when facility-based services and in-person contact are limited.

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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.

See the Presidential messageADM Brett Giroir, MD’s video message and the blog from Harold Phillips, OIDP.

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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