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Today Is National HIV Testing Day, So Get Tested

I know it's been on your list of things to do, so here's your friendly reminder. Since today, June 27, is National HIV Testing Day, it's time to make that appointment to get tested. It's a scary statistic, but according to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 40 percent of HIV-positive people are not diagnosed until they have developed AIDS. With that little tidbit of info, it's a good idea to convince your friends and your significant other to get tested as well.

If you've ever had unprotected sex (and that includes oral sex), you could be at risk. If you don't know where to go, find a testing site near you. I know getting tested for HIV is about as much fun as slipping into those stirrups for a pap smear, but think of how much better you'll feel after it's done.

Dear's Advice: Using condoms is a great way to protect yourself from HIV and other STIs, so unless you are in a mutually monogamous relationship with someone you know is STI-free, always use protection.

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Meike Meike 8 years
No need when the only person my hubby and I have slept with is each other. So unless one of us gets a blood transfusion or is in an unfortunate accident where someone else's come in contact with us, getting tested for HIV is moot.
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