Friday, June 25, 2010

Are You Positive You’re Negative?

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) over 20% of people infected with HIV in the US today do not know they have the virus. This means they are at a higher risk for transmitting the virus to others, because they do not know they have it.

To be completely sure you are not carrying HIV, get tested. Find a clinic near you today. And while you may be thinking, “I don’t need to get tested, I know I’m negative.” Just beware of these facts. The top five states with the most visitors to New Voices for Research are also all high on the list of total cases of AIDS (according to the CDC):
  • Maryland, #9 with 31,931 cases
  • Pennsylvania, #6 with 35,489 cases
  • Florida, #3 with 109,524 cases
  • California, #2 with 148,949 cases
  • New York, #1 with 181,461 cases
Not all HIV tests require a blood draw from your arm. Some can be much quicker and pain free.

Bottom line: Get tested. Today.

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