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Resources and Information on HIV Testing
Ryan Hicks, Staff, Wisconsin HIV/STD/Hepatitis C Information & Referral Center

June 2011

June 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 sexual partners.

If you 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.

napwa.org
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.
http://www.napwa.org/content/national-hiv-testing-day-and-mayors-campaign-against-hiv


irc-wisconsin.org
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 in Wisconsin.
http://www.irc-wisconsin.org/hivtest.htm


CDC
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.
http://www.cdc.gov/Features/HIVtesting/


HHS
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.
http://www.hhs.gov/aidsawarenessdays/days/testing/


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).
http://www.greaterthan.org/
http://www.GYTNOW.org/


National HIV and STD Testing Resources (CDC)
Search for a testing site by zip code.
http://www.hivtest.org/


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.
http://www.kff.org/hivaids/6094.cfm


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 testing services.
http://www.avert.org/testing.htm


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 (CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/testing/resources/guidelines/pdf/routineHIVtesting.pdf

 

To find 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 (800) 232-4636.

 

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