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June 27th is National HIV Testing Day!!!
June 27 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
The OraQuick In-Home HIV Test is a rapid self-administered over-the-counter (OTC) test. This FDA-approved test uses oral fluid to check for antibodies to HIV Type 1 and HIV Type 2, the viruses that cause AIDS. The OraQuick In-Home HIV Test kit is designed to allow users to take an HIV test anonymously and in private with the collection of an oral fluid sample and find out their result within 20 to 40 minutes in their own home or other private location. Test kits are available at your local drug store, like Walgreens, Wal-Mart or CVS.
The availability of HIV in-home tests (self-tests) in the US may help increase awareness of HIV infection for people who wouldn’t otherwise get an HIV test. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages health departments to consider HIV self-testing as an additional testing strategy to reach persons most affected by HIV.
Heather Ivy Society, Inc. encourages every person, especially between the ages of 13 and 64 years-old, to obtain an HIV test EVERY year. Consider June 27th as a day to obtain your test.