June 27 marks HIV Testing Day
By Andrea Waguespack | June 25, 2015
June 27 marks National HIV Testing Day.
The number of people in America living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, is at an estimated 1.2 million, and it’s growing by roughly 50,000 each year, according to the Center for Disease Control.
But that doesn’t have to be the case. The CDC found that more than 90 percent of new HIV infections in the United States could have been prevented by testing and by ensuring people who are positive receive prompt care.
The CDC recommends people between the ages of 13 and 64 get tested at least once in their lives, though people who are having unprotected sex and who inject drugs should be tested more often.
It’s a disease that doesn’t care if you’re gay or straight, black or white, or even famous or a regular Joe. That’s something the celebrities in the gallery above know all too well.
Take a look at the slideshow to see which famous people have been affected by HIV or AIDS.
Contribute to this story:
Might Also Like
Around the Web
america.aljazeera.com/…/a-daily-pill-andthegenerati…Dec 1, 2014
Taking Truvada can cut HIV infection risk by 92 percent, but some … PrEP includes taking Truvada every day …
Jun 23, 2010
World’s Black Day – America First Atom Bomb Testing day July-16 … Dawn Richard & GET DOWN – National …
About 1,91,00,000 results (0.69 seconds)
In the news