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National HIV Testing Day: Recap of Resources

Friday, June 26, 2020


HIV testing carried out by health departments, community agencies and other CDC-funded organizations plummeted by 50-70% in the early part of 2020 as compared to the prior two years, according to preliminary data. COVID-19 stay-at-home orders are of course the cause. That insight can be found in the June 9, 2020 National HIV Testing Day 2020 Partner Webinar slides, which provides a robust summary of efforts to expand HIV testing, including at-home self-testing.

Tools and Guidance for Expanding HIV Testing

Implicit in the awareness-raising goal of National HIV Testing Day (the 2020 theme is "Knowing") is follow-up action on the part of individuals and agencies to expand HIV testing. The work is essential to Ending the HIV Epidemic as 38% of new HIV infections are from persons who do not know they have HIV. An even larger proportion of new infections, 43%, are from persons who know but are not in HIV care.

Below are some resources to help agencies expand their HIV testing work: 

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