June 27 is National HIV Testing Day, an annual observance of HIV testing. Started in 1995 by the National Association of People With AIDS (NAPWA), this day reminds us about the importance of HIV testing. Here are four reasons (among millions!) why you should get an HIV test on HIV Testing Day:
1) 1 in 5 people with HIV are unaware of their status. This statistic is huge; in other words, 20% people don’t know they have HIV. This is because HIV doesn’t always cause symptoms, so a lot of people with HIV feel healthy so they don’t think testing is necessary. A routine HIV test catches the virus early, even when symptoms aren’t present.
2) Know your HIV status & make informed decisions. You might think you are negative for HIV, but do you know for sure? When you know your status, you and your partner can make knowledgeable decisions about your sex life. If you’re a woman who is looking to get pregnant or is already pregnant, you can keep yourself and your unborn baby healthy.
3) HIV testing is easy & accurate. HIV testing requires a small blood sample; it’s practically painless! Our HIV test uses the HIV ELISA Test which screens for viral antibodies. This is the most accurate test available with over 99.9% accuracy.
4) HIV testing is affordable! It’s hard to put a price on your health, but let’s face it: times are hard! In honor of HIV Testing Day, we are offering a special price for HIV tests between now and June 30. HIV tests are now $49 with the coupon code HIVDAY. Schedule your test online or call one of our STD counselors at 866-749-6269. Don't wait, test today!