Navigation Links
HIV Testing Day Set for Saturday in U.S.
Date:6/26/2009

Assessment helps people protect themselves and their partners, organizers say

FRIDAY, June 26 (HealthDay News) -- Raising awareness of the importance of HIV testing is among the goals of the U.S. National HIV Testing Day on June 27.

To mark the day, thousands of HIV testing sites, health departments and community-based HIV/AIDS service providers will hold fairs, provide community and media outreach, host special testing-related events or offer extended operating hours. Some of the events may also occur in the days and weeks around National HIV Testing Day.

Organizers also plan to reach out to communities at increased risk of HIV infection, including black and Hispanic populations, both of which are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS in the United States.

The campaign also promotes using the Web site www.HIVtest.org to locate HIV testing sites in specific areas.

More than 1 million Americans are living with HIV, and an estimated 250,000 of them don't know they're infected, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Finding out HIV status means that people who test positive can take steps to protect their own health and their partners' health. People who test negative receive information to help them prevent becoming infected with HIV.

More information

Here's where you can find out more about National HIV Testing Day.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, news release, June 2009


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. JustGetTested.com Offers Fast, Confidential HIV Testing to Mark National HIV Testing Day
2. Dr. Hall Revolutionizes National HIV Testing Day
3. Planned Parenthood Recognizes National HIV Testing Day
4. YWCAs to Mark National HIV Testing Day on June 27
5. FDAs Current Ability to Regulate Genetic Testing is Problematic, FDLI-AAAS Colloquium Attendees Say
6. On HIV Testing Day, HIVMA calls for health care reform to make testing routine every day
7. No Benefit in Testing for Genes Linked to Leg Clots
8. Breakthrough Testing For Early Heart Disease - In the Doctor's Office
9. New Shape-HF™ Cardiopulmonary Testing System to be on Display at 2009 American Association of Heart Failure Nurses Annual Meeting
10. CEL-SCI Expands Testing of Its Vaccine to Determine Efficacy Against More Virulent Strain of H1N1 Swine and Other Influenza Viruses
11. PHOENIX-AHF/Magic Johnson HIV Testing Caravan & Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS to Host Free HIV Testing Event at Off Chute Too
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
HIV Testing Day Set for Saturday in U.S.
(Date:5/31/2016)... , ... May 31, 2016 , ... Super Powder, a ... to on the go individuals and dedicated athletes, continues to transform the nutritional supplement ... with whey, pea and milk protein, branched-chain amino acids (BCAA), alkaline minerals, wheat grass, ...
(Date:5/30/2016)... Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) , ... May ... ... health insurance reimbursement for small businesses, announced today the publication of an original ... helps business owners and health insurance professionals understand how Zane Benefits complies with ...
(Date:5/29/2016)... ... May 29, 2016 , ... Whole Health Supply is ... that has been available via Amazon.com. This new style of nail clipper has ... The jaw opening is approximately 4mm and the actual handle is 2.5mm thick to ...
(Date:5/28/2016)... ... , ... SuperCloset is proud to officially launch our “Helping Veterans Grow ... and obstacles veterans’ need to overcome in order to face their life changes upon ... veteran(s) with a donated SuperCloset product based on the needs and ability of helping ...
(Date:5/28/2016)... ... 28, 2016 , ... After a year and a half of planning the Multiple Pathways ... The Multiple Pathways of Recovery Conference was held May 2 -4, 2016 at the ... Kingdom came together to explore the many pathways individuals use to get into and sustain ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/30/2016)... , May 30, 2016 On ... eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030. At the 69 th ... ever Global Viral Hepatitis Strategy, signalling the greatest global commitment ... a goal of eliminating hepatitis B and C by 2030 ... if reached, will reduce annual deaths by 65% and increase ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... 27, 2016  A new study highlights the necessity of health literacy within the ... the American College of Radiology , a majority of oncology patients undergo imaging screenings ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160527/373022 ... ... Medical Diagnostic Imaging Ampronix ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... 27, 2016 Kitov ... focused on late-stage drug development, today announced the ... of pivotal batches required for registration of KIT-302 ... This follows Kitov,s announcement in December ... met its primary efficacy endpoint. "We ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: