and Information on HIV Testing
Ryan Hicks, Staff, Wisconsin HIV/STD/Hepatitis
C Information & Referral Center
27 is National HIV Testing Day (NHTD). NHTD was founded in
1995 by the National Association of People With AIDS (NAPWA)
in response to the HIV epidemic's steady growth, particularly
in marginalized communities to encourage routine HIV-testing
and to promote culturally-apt messages for those affected
by and living with HIV/AIDS. Studies show that when people
find out they are living with HIV, they take steps to protect
their own health (by seeking medical care) and that of their
partners. The CDC recommends testing for HIV once a year (or
more frequently) for people at high risk, such as gay and
bisexual men, injection drug users, or people with multiple
would like to know more about how the HIV test works, get
tested for HIV, find resources for promoting National HIV
Testing Day or find local events, follow the links below.
National HIV Testing Day and the Mayors Campaign against HIV
Information on the seventeenth National HIV Testing Day (NHTD),
including resources to help promote NHTD and links to local
events around the country.
Frequently Asked Questions About HIV Testing
The Wisconsin HIV, STD and Hepatitis C Information & Referral
Center's page on HIV testing explains who is at risk, the
different types of HIV tests and where you can get tested
National HIV Testing Day Calls Us All to Action
The CDC special feature on National HIV Testing Day, including
information on efforts to expand HIV testing and links to
related information such as Basic HIV Information, HIV/AIDS
resources for businesses and labor organizations, HIV test
sites around the country and more.
National HIV Testing Day
The US Department of Health and Human Services page on National
HIV Testing Day included resources for getting involved in
NHTD and a video message from President Obama.
Be Greater than AIDS: Get Yourself Tested!
Greater Than AIDS and GYT: Get Yourself Tested are two leading
national campaigns committed to reducing the spread of HIV
and other sexually transmitted diseases doing a scaled-up,
month-long cross-promotion in the lead up to National HIV
Testing Day (June 27).
National HIV and STD Testing Resources (CDC)
Search for a testing site by zip code.
HIV Testing in the United States (Kasier Family Foundation)
This fact sheet provides information on key testing statistics,
testing recommendations as advised by the U.S. Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), testing sites and policies,
including state specific information, and a summary of the
types of tests available.
HIV testing (avert.org)
Avert's page on HIV testing, including a demonstration of
HIV testing and a comparison of HIV home sampling and home
National HIV Testing Day 2011 Health Fair –
Celebrating Healthy Families
June 25, 2011 Milwaukee, WI
This community event, sponsored by a collaboration of community
partners will be held Saturday June 25 from 10:00am-4:00pm
at the Pieper-Hillside Boys & Girls Club at 611 West Cherry
Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212. There will be free HIV testing
offered in honor of National HIV Testing Day. For more information,
please call 414-949-9018.
New Guidance: Implementation of Routine HIV Testing
in Health Care Setting: Issues for Community Health Centers
HIV testing services near you, call the Wisconsin HIV/STD/Hepatitis
C Information & Referral Center at (800) 334-2437. For
HIV testing services outside of Wisconsin, call CDC Info at
More Information Call: 1-800-334-2437