After hearing that the Los Angeles LGBT Center wouldn't offer HIV and STI testing services for free, the community pushed back. Here's the story of what happened.
Just in time for National HIV Testing Day, HIV.gov launches a new tool to find key providers and services.
"It appears that most of the HIV advocacy community in New York City and the state at large now agree that the current law still obstructs testing for health providers," Tim Murphy writes.
As we observe National HIV Testing Day, "it's important to look at ways to leverage HIV testing, whatever the result, to link more people to the services they need," writes Mitchell Warren, executive director of AVAC.
Today is National HIV Testing Day -- a day when we emphasize the importance of knowing your HIV status. Knowing your status so you can act on it is part of why HIV testing remains important to this day.
New York Knows, the largest HIV testing initiative in the nation, aims to help all city residents learn their HIV status and facilitate access to the city's HIV care and prevention services.
Experts say the challenges in getting young people to test for HIV include their fears that parents might find out, as well as beliefs that they are not at risk for HIV and a lack of sexual health knowledge.
On June 27, HIV testing events will be occurring around the country. "By working to increase the number of persons who are aware of their HIV status, we will be one step closer to our goal of an AIDS-free generation," write Jonathan H. Mermin, M.D., ...
Super-sensitive HIV tests are great, but what does it mean when they find that someone has a really low level of virus -- say, 150 copies or 50 copies?
According to the CDC, about 87% of people in the U.S. know their HIV status. Efforts are still underway to get us to our 90% nationwide goal.