Today is National HIV Testing Day and the 35th anniversary of the AIDS epidemic

Calvin Tendai Pegus is the Health and Wellness Summer Intern at the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Morehouse College’s Project IMHOTEP. He is also an advocate and health communicator. He encourages those within his community and beyond this National HIV Testing Day to know their status […]

Robert Studevent thanks Allah for being HIV positive

While other young adults were fighting to figure out this thing called life, Robert Studevent was learning an even more important life lesson. Fighting through depression and sexual abuse, he found himself using alcohol and drugs to mask the pain. As a young aspiring model and dancer, Studevent eventually found himself conflicted about his sexuality […]

5 reasons to know your status on National HIV Testing Day

Tuesday, June 27 is National HIV Testing Day and there are five reasons you need to know your status. In Atlanta, and across the country, medical providers are making it convenient to get tested for HIV and STDs, so that everyone can know their status. Atlanta has been deemed a “high impact” city for new […]

National HIV Testing Day: Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Howard K. Koh speaks

Observing National HIV Testing Day Today, as we recognize National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), it is important to note that nearly 1 in 6 Americans who have HIV do not know they are infected. If you are between the ages of 13-64, or are pregnant, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends you be tested for HIV at […]

National HIV Testing Day locations in Detroit

This year marks the 20th annual National HIV Testing Day. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that, “One in six people are living with HIV are not aware of it. That means they are not getting the treatment they need to stay healthy and may pass the virus on to others without knowing […]

National HIV Testing Day locations in Chicago

June 27, 2014, marks the 20th annual National HIV Testing Day. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that, “One in six people are living with HIV are not aware of it. That means they are not getting the treatment they need to stay healthy and may pass the virus on to others without […]

National HIV Testing Day locations in New York

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1.1 million Americans are currently living with HIV, and nearly one in six do not know they are infected. African Americans are most affected by HIV and in 2010 accounted for an estimated 44 percent of all new HIV infections among adults and adolescents (aged 13 […]

National HIV Testing Day locations in Los Angeles

June 27, 2014, marks the 20th annual National HIV Testing Day.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that, “One in six people are living with HIV are not aware of it. That means they are not getting the treatment they need to stay healthy and may pass the virus on to others without […]

National HIV Testing Day locations in Houston

This year marks the 20th annual National HIV Testing Day.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that, “One in six people are living with HIV are not aware of it. That means they are not getting the treatment they need to stay healthy and may pass the virus on to others without knowing […]

National HIV Testing Day locations in Atlanta

This year marks the 20th annual National HIV Testing Day.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that, “One in six people are living with HIV are not aware of it. That means they are not getting the treatment they need to stay healthy and may pass the virus on to others without knowing […]

Dr. Rachael speaks candidly about who is contracting HIV

National HIV Testing Day is June 27, 2014. Coordinated by the National Association of People with AIDS, the goal of national testing day is to encourage individuals to get tested. Here, a proponent of HIV testing and prevention, Dr. Rachael Ross, a family doctor and sexologist, and co-host of “The Doctors,” urges that part of […]

National HIV Testing Day

National HIV Testing Day is June 27. This year’s campaign’s theme is “Take the Test, Take Control.” According to the CDC’s website, the United States has nearly 1.1 million people living with HIV with almost one in five not knowing they are infected. Every year, to raise awareness and know your status, National HIV Testing Day […]