National HIV Testing Day!

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Today is National HIV Testing: Get the Facts, Get Tested and Get Involved!

HIV testing is an important part of preventative care.  According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV, and one in eight people don’t know that they are infected.

Each year, nearly 45,000 people find out they have HIV, and 30% of new HIV infections are transmitted from people living with undiagnosed HIV. Getting tested for HIV is the first step in living a healthy life style and preventing the spread of HIV.

The CDC recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 get tested for HIV at least once as part of routine health care and that people with certain risk factors get tested more often. Testing for HIV is fast, free, and confidential!

The Case Management Program at NCHS is here to provide the community with free HIV testing, counseling, and case management supportive services to anyone living with HIV/AIDS.

For more information about our case management supportive service or how you can get a free, confidential HIV test, please call (760)- 736-6725 or email communitycasemgmt@nchs-health.org

 

Source: http://www.cdc.gov/features/hivtesting/

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