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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

National HIV Testing Day, June 27, 2013. Do You Know Your HIV Status?

Quick Tip - Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)


Do You Know Your HIV Status?

HIV Tests are used to detect the presence of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), the virus that causes Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), in serum, saliva, or urine. Such tests may detect antibodies, antigens, or RNA.

What is HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) a lentivirus that causes the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections and cancers to thrive.


Infection with HIV occurs by the transfer of blood, semen, vaginal fluid, pre-ejaculate, or breast milk, within the bodily fluids. HIV is present as both free virus particles and virus within infected immune cells.

Thursday, June 27, 2013 is the National HIV Testing Day.

There are three things you can Do:
  • Get the Facts
  • Get Tested
  • Get Involved
Call 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-234-4636) to find out where you can get a Free! HIV test in your area.
Information is Power!
No Fear, No Worries.

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Live well
Doc V

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