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Issue Number 395            June 26, 2003

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  1. CDC publishes announcement that National HIV Testing Day is Friday, June 27

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June 26, 2003
CDC PUBLISHES ANNOUNCEMENT THAT NATIONAL HIV TESTING DAY IS FRIDAY, JUNE 27

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published "National HIV Testing Day, June 27, 2003" in the June 27 issue of the "Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report" (MMWR). The notice is reprinted below in its entirety, excluding references.

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The ninth annual National HIV Testing Day, sponsored by the National Association of People with AIDS, is June 27, 2003. The theme for this year's campaign is "Take the Test, Take Control."

National HIV Testing Day promotes the importance of early human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) detection, counseling, referral, treatment, and prevention services. Persons at high risk for HIV should be tested and learn the results so they can know their status, practice preventive behaviors, and seek appropriate services.

In 2000, an estimated 850,000-950,000 persons in the United States were living with HIV, and approximately one-fourth of these persons did not know they were infected. Many persons who learn  they are HIV infected adopt behaviors that might reduce the risk for transmitting HIV. When infected persons know their status, they are more likely to practice HIV risk-reduction behaviors.

Additional information about HIV Testing Day is available at http://www.hivtest.org

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To obtain the complete text of the article online, go to:
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5225a1.htm

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