You have the power to help stop the spread of HIV/AIDS
According to the Centers for Disease Control, roughly 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV. Of those, one in eight are not aware they are infected. However, as many as 50,000 people still become newly infected each year.
Though the number of newly diagnosed cases has dropped significantly over the past couple of decades, HIV carriers who are not aware of their positive status unknowingly spread the virus.
As global health organizations are uniting to try to eradicate HIV and AIDS by the year 2030, prevention through testing and awareness is key. Thanks to advances in HIV treatment, more people infected with the virus are living their lives with the virus.
Know your status: get tested for the HIV virus and do your part to help end the spread of HIV.
Ask your doctor about your risk and available tests, or click the links below for HIV testing resources at WVU Medicine: