WHERE TO GET TESTED
IMPORTANCE OF TESTING
We have the power to both prevent and treat HIV. Half of people living with HIV had acquired the virus three or more years before their diagnosis. Earlier diagnosis leads to more successful treatment, so getting tested and learning your HIV status is crucial to your health. There’s also a public health impact of knowing your HIV status. Ending the HIV epidemic hinges on preventing new transmissions.
The “Protect Yourself” campaign encourages members of the community to find a local HIV testing center, get tested, and learn more about HIV treatment and prevention. With each piece, we celebrate diversity, courage and love by inviting anyone at risk to consider not only themselves, but also their friends and loved ones.