June 27 is the annual observance of National HIV testing day. The day is coordinated by the National Association of people with AIDS. The goal of the day is encourage individuals to get tested. Early diagnosis of the disease is imperative to survival.
- More than 1.1 million people in the United States are living with HIV infection, and almost 1 in 6 (15.8%) are unaware of their infection.
- Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSMa), particularly young black/African American MSM, are most seriously affected by HIV.
- By race, blacks/African Americans face the most severe burden of HIV.
Lets get tested people!!!