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

June 27

Level up your self-love: check your status

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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 2024, “Level up your self-love: check your status” emphasizes valuing yourself, showing yourself compassion and respect, and honoring your health needs with self-love. Knowing your HIV status helps you choose options to stay healthy. Visit CDC’s NHTD page in English and Spanish to learn more.

HIV testing, including self-testing, is the pathway to engaging people in care to keep them healthy, regardless of their test result. People who receive a negative test result can take advantage of HIV prevention tools such as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), condoms, and other sexual health services such as vaccines and testing for sexually transmitted infections. People who receive a positive test result can rapidly start HIV treatment (antiretroviral therapy, or ART) to stay healthy.

The National HIV/AIDS Strategy and the Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. Initiative continue to guide efforts to help us reach all people who can benefit from HIV prevention and care. HIV self-testing like Together TakeMeHomeExit Disclaimer (TTMH) helps provide free testing to people who do not have easy access to in-person testing services and can reduce stigma for those who may be reluctant to go for an in-person HIV test. You can find more information about HIV testing on our HIV Testing Overview page.

As part of NHTD, please use the hashtag #HIVTestingDay on your social media channels and communicate to your audiences that there are many options for getting tested for HIV. HIV testing is a critical tool to help us end the HIV epidemic in the United States. We appreciate everything you contribute to help us achieve this goal.

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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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