Today Is National HIV Testing Day — So What Are You Waiting For?

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According to statistics, more than 1.1 million people in the US are living with HIV, and almost one in six people don’t know they’re infected.

June 27th is National HIV Testing Day, and to encourage people to go out and gest tested, Planned Parenthood is asking you to share their pro-social e-cards on your social media platforms.

Head over to Planned Parenthood’s Tumblr to check out the e-cards. With witty sayings like “The easiest test you’ll ever take,” they’re perfect to share with your friends and significant other.

If you’re sitting here going, “No way do I have HIV; I don’t have any symptoms,” it’s time to get educated. As Planned Parenthood notes, people with HIV usually don’t develop symptoms for 10 years.

And if you think it’s a disease that affects a certain group of people, just keep in mind that youths between the ages 13 and 24 accounted for most than a quarter of new HIV infections in our country in 2010. If you’re living in the southern part of the United States, you should know that HIV/AIDS is “particularly common” where you live.

Want to know more about HIV and if you’re at risk? Take The Check, an online quiz that will let you know if you should get tested.

Ready to get tested? Find a Planned Parenthood center near you.

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