National HIV Testing Day

June is National HIV Testing Day and The FDHA encourages you to get tested! HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It weakens the immune system by destroying the important cells that fight both disease and infection. There is currently no cure for HIV but with proper medical care, it can be controlled. According to the CDC, everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 gets tested for HIV at least once as part of their routine health care and more often if you participate in riskier behaviors for getting HIV. Knowing your HIV status helps you make decisions to prevent getting or transmitting HIV. For more information, please visit Empowerment Resource Center, AID Atlanta, Jerusalem House, and Center for Pan Asian Community Services.

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