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The 30-year battle against AIDS is an unbelievable chapter in the history of medicine and 30 years later more than 60-million people around the world have been diagnosed with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. And of those, 25-million people have died as there is no cure. One way to take control of your life and HIV is to get tested.

National HIV Testing Day is Wednesday, June 27, 2012 and it’s time for you to “Take the test, Take Control.”

Too many people don’t know they have HIV. In the United States, nearly 1.2 million people are living with HIV, and almost one in five don’t know they are infected. Getting tested is the first step to finding out if you have HIV. If you have HIV, getting medical care and taking medicines regularly helps you live a longer, healthier life and also lowers the chances of passing HIV on to others.

National HIV Testing Day is an annual campaign coordinated by the National Association of People with AIDS to encourage people of all ages to get tested.

Get tested for free at the following locations:

On Wednesday, June 27th, 2012, the Box will be out at Greenspoint Mall for their annual Hip Hop 4 HIV.

Houston Department of Health and Human Services

Greenspoint Mall (Dillard’s Wing)

12300 North Freeway

Houston, TX 77060

Hours: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Testing offered: (HIV, Syphilis, Chlamydia and Gonorrhea)

Results: HIV and Syphilis provided same day, Chlamydia and Gonorrhea a few days later by phone.

Click here to find more testing locations!

Check out these videos about National HIV Testing Day!

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