Wisconsin HIV Program

The Wisconsin HIV Program is the lead agency in Wisconsin government responsible for coordinating the state’s public health response to the AIDS/HIV epidemic.

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National HIV Testing Day – June 27, 2018

On June 27th—National HIV Testing Day—people nationwide are encouraged to learn their HIV status. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 get tested for HIV at least once as part of routine health care. People with certain risk factors should get tested more often.

The 2018 theme for National Testing Day is "Doing It My Way, Testing for HIV." In the United States, nearly 1.1 million persons are living with HIV and nearly one in eight people living with HIV are unaware they are infected. Based on these estimates, about 1,000 people in Wisconsin are unaware of their HIV status.

Getting tested is the only way to know your HIV status. If you are HIV-positive, you can start getting treated, which can improve your health, prolong your life, and greatly lower your chance of spreading HIV to others. HIV testing is recommended for persons at risk as well as routine screening of everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 years.

The following awareness campaigns from the CDC provide information about the importance of HIV testing for specific populations and groups:

Doing It (General public)

Let’s Stop HIV Together (General public)

Positive Spin (African American or Black gay and bisexual men)

Start Talking. Stop HIV. (Gay and bisexual men of all races)

Testing Makes Us Stronger (African American or Black gay and bisexual men)

Take Charge. Take the Test. (African American or Black women)

Other HIV Testing Day awareness items from the CDC, including social media resources

For more information about HIV testing, talk with your healthcare provider. More information about HIV testing, an HIV test locator tool, and a self-assessment tool to assess the need for testing is located on the web at https://gettested.cdc.gov/.

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Last Revised: June 18, 2018