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National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) is observed annually on June 27. On this day, we unite with partners, health departments, and other organizations to raise awareness about the importance of HIV testing and early diagnosis of HIV.

National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) is an annual observance each June 27 to promote HIV testing in the United States. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 1.2 million people in the U.S. are currently living with HIV, and one in seven of them don’t know that they are infected.

The NHTD theme for 2021 is “My Test, My Way,” which emphasizes that there are different ways and places to be tested for HIV, including at home with a self-test. “The theme provides opportunities to talk about the testing options available and to empower audiences to choose based on their preferences and convenience,” according to CDC. “HIV testing is easy, fast, confidential, and safe, and HIV self-tests can be done when and where an individual chooses.” This year, many local health departments, and community-based organizations, as well as CDC, are distributing free HIV self-testing kits with funding from the Minority HIV/AIDS Initiative.

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