BPHC Bulletin: National HIV Testing Day

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National HIV Testing Day

Sunday, June 27, is National HIV Testing Day. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued commitment to supporting the prevention, care, and treatment needs of people with HIV. Together, we are Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S.

BPHC Associate Administrator Jim Macrae and HIV/AIDS Bureau Associate Administrator Laura Cheever have prepared the attached message for colleagues at HRSA-supported health centers and Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program recipients.

We encourage you to emphasize to your patients the importance of knowing their HIV status. If a patient is positive, it is an opportunity to link them to care and discuss treatments that can lower their viral load. Remind them that undetectable = untransmittable. Additional resources related to National HIV Testing Day are available from the CDC and HIV.gov.