Today is National HIV Testing Day—people nationwide are
encouraged to learn their HIV status. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 get tested for HIV at least once as part of routine health care. People with certain risk factors should get tested more often.
In Wisconsin 7,123 people were living with HIV in 2017. Almost 1 in 8 people living with HIV are unaware they are infected. Based on these estimates, about 1,000 people in Wisconsin are unaware of their HIV status.
Locally, an event offers people a chance to be tested:
HIV Testing Event
Date: Thursday. June 27th, starting at 9pm
Place: Scooters, 411 Galloway St, Eau Claire, WI 54703
Testing is offered at no cost to:
• People who haven’t ever been tested
• People with a history of injection drug use
• Men who have sex with men
• Anyone who has had unprotected sex with multiple partners