Last Updated on June 4, 2020 by Debra Rose Wilson, PhD, MSN, RN, IBCLC, AHN-BC, CHT
Free STD Testing
National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) is an annual campaign originally coordinated by the National Association of People with AIDS to encourage people of all ages to “Take the Test, Take Control” and is now continued by a number of other organizations supporting HIV testing.
Too many people don’t know they have HIV.
In the United States, nearly 1.2 million people are living with HIV, and almost one in five don’t know they are infected.
Getting STD testing is the first step to finding out if you have HIV.
If you have HIV, getting medical care and taking medicines regularly helps you live a longer, healthier life and also lowers the chances of passing HIV on to others.
Planned Parenthood is Offering Free HIV Testing for the Entire Week
Planned Parenthood (PP) will offer Free HIV Testing during National Free HIV Testing Week.
Testing is by appointment during regular business hours, with walk-ins accepted only if there are openings available. People should call 800.230.PLAN (7526) to contact their nearest PP Health Center to make an appointment.
PP features the Rapid HIV test by Alere®.
Testing is confidential, done with a simple finger poke, and results are available in just 20 minutes.
Find Other Locations Offering Free HIV Testing & STD Testing
To find additional STD testing centers offering free HIV testing near you, use the find an event near you page!
NHTD is an opportunity for people nationwide to learn their HIV status, and to gain knowledge to take control of their health and their lives.
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Did you get tested on free HIV testing day? What was your experience? Do you have suggestions of links or resources we can add to the annual free testing day? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!