About National HIV Testing Day
Each year, on June 27, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), AIDS.gov, and other national and local entities across the country organize National HIV Testing Day to encourage people of all ages to get tested for HIV and to know their status.
National HIV Testing Day was launched in 1995 by the National Association of People with AIDS in response to the growing number of HIV infections in communities of color and other heavily impacted communities. Nearly 1.2 million people are living with HIV in the U.S., and one in eight don't know they are infected. HIV testing is a critical first step in taking control and responsibility over one's health.