June 27th: National HIV Testing Day
Did You Know?
- More than 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV infection, and almost 1 in 7 (14%) are unaware of their infection.(AIDS.gov, 2014)
- By race, blacks/African Americans face the most severe burden of HIV. (AIDS.gov, 2014)
- In the United States, people who get syphilis, gonorrhea, and herpes often also have HIV, or are more likely to get HIV in the future.(CDC, 2015)
- More than 360,000 American deaths in 2013 included high blood pressure as a primary or contributing cause. That is almost 1,000 deaths each day. (CDC, 2015)
In honor of National HIV Testing Week, MOC will be hosting a Free HIV, STD, and Blood Pressure Screening Health Fair at the Boys & Girls Club of Alachua County (1100 SE 17th Dr. Gainesville Fl) from 11am-3pm on Saturday, June 27th. Don’t wait to get tested, come visit the bus!