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This National HIV Testing Day, We Must Do More Than Just Tell Young People to Get Tested

Advocate Armonte Butler explains what providers, health centers, and legislators can do to make sure youth have access to prevention tools.

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White House Issues Empty, Tone Deaf Statement on National HIV Testing Day

"This empty White House press release is all the more absurd given Trump's ignorance on and indifference to people living with AIDS, Pence's role in a major HIV outbreak in Indiana, and this administration's repeated efforts to rip affordable health ...

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Reason Number 87 to Get an HIV Test

"I am excited about one of the newest reasons on the long list of reasons to get tested," Richard Wolitski writes on National HIV Testing Day, "the prevention benefits of HIV treatment that suppresses viral load."

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What to Expect When Getting an HIV Test: An Expert Explains

The thought of getting an HIV test can be intimidating or scary. But with a little bit of knowledge about what to expect and basic information on HIV, you can be more confident and comfortable when you get tested.

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HIV Testing: A Portal for Treatment and Prevention

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.

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Community Reactions on National HIV Testing Day 2017

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.

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Mississippi to Start Charging for HIV and STI Testing

What's up next for the poorest state in the United States, where communities are battling a mounting HIV epidemic with scarce resources? Fees for HIV tests. And no one thinks it's a good idea.

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New York Knows How to End the Epidemic

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.

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Put an End to Your Fears, Stop Googling and Go Get Tested

Jay S. is HIV negative, but for a long time he was convinced he must be positive. Yet he was so terrified of HIV that he refused to get tested. In this message to other scared-to-test folks, he explains how he finally faced his fears.

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Counter Narrative Project Statement on National HIV Testing Day 2016

The Counter Narrative Project writes, "With all the promise in reducing risk for acquiring HIV, we must ask: 'How are we still failing Black gay men in 2016?'"