National HIV Testing Day (June 27) serves as an annual reminder to get tested and to help encourage others to get tested.
EVERYONE CAN PLAY A ROLE!
1) Get Tested! Make an appointment with your healthcare provider or a community provider. View HIV test sites in Oregon or enter your location in the search field below to find sites near you.
2) Attend a National HIV Testing Day event. Find an event near you.
3) Have conversations about testing with your partner, your friends, and your family.
4) Use social media to help promote National HIV Testing Day. Send a mass text message. When you get tested, "check in" on Facebook to show others where they can get tested. Post a message on Facebook or Twitter - you can even repost a message from our Facebook or Twitter pages.
Use the image below as your Facebook or Twitter profile picture during June!
5) Put up posters promoting National HIV Testing Day. You can download or order FREE posters at greaterthan.org or hivtest.org. Put them up at your workplace, school, church, local businesses, or community centers!
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WHY IS THIS DAY SO IMPORTANT?
It is estimated that more than 7,500 people in Oregon are living with HIV, and 20% are unaware of their infection. One of the key ways we can fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic in our state is by making HIV testing a routine practice for everyone ages 13-64.When people learn their HIV status, they can take steps to protect their health and the health of their partners. HIV testing helps prevent new infections and extend the lives of those living with HIV.
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VIDEO MESSAGE FROM KATHLEEN SEBELIUS