Each June 27, National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) encourages people of all ages to get tested for HIV. Chicago has a vibrant network of testing sites at which you can #KnowYourStatus; plus, many of them are also beneficaries of AIDS Run & Walk Chicago's CommunityDirect program!
Here are two things you can do on National HIV Testing Day to build health equity in Chicago:
In Illinois, HIV testing sites need your support to keep doing their vital work. New data shows that the number of HIV tests performed in Illinois decreased by nearly 9% from 2014-2016, resulting in the identification of 245 fewer people with HIV, thanks to the devaststing state budget impasse.