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VA National HIV Testing Campaign

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National HIV Testing Campaign

Say Yes to the Test

For National HIV Testing Day on June 27th, learn more about getting tested
and say yes to the test.

Campaign Description

The VHA is the largest single provider of HIV care in the United States, and provided care to over 27,000 Veterans with HIV in 2015. However, only 38 percent of Veterans have been tested for HIV. We encourage HIV testing at least once for every Veteran. Unfortunately, too many Americans who are infected with HIV learn about their positive status late into the course of their disease. In line with current Federal public health recommendations, VHA recommends HIV testing as a part of routine medical care for all Veterans.

The VHA encourages all providers, especially those in primary care, mental health, homeless programs, and substance-use treatment clinics, to offer routine HIV testing to all patients in order to diagnose HIV infection at the earliest possible stage. This supports our central goal: to diagnose infection as soon as possible so that Veterans can receive state-of-the-art care and remain healthy for many years to come.

Help us observe National HIV Testing Day by sharing these resources:

Campaign Resources

Fact Sheets, Posters, and More
Get Checked Veteran Fact SheetFact Sheet

Audience: Veterans
2 pages, 8.5" x 11"


Get Checked Provider Fact SheetFact Sheet

Audience: Providers
1 page, 8.5" x 11"


Get Checked Poster for VeteransPoster

Audience: Veterans
8.5" x 11"


HIV Testing Day tent cardTent Card

Audience: Providers


Patient Information on HIV Testing

Patient's Guide to HIV TestingPatient's Guide to HIV Testing

Audience: Veterans
2 pages, 8.5" x 11"; updated June 2016


Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

PrEP Overview for PatientsPrEP Fact Sheets for Patients

Audience: Veterans
Information for patients about PrEP to prevent HIV infection. Updated September 2015

PrEP Overview for CliniciansPrEP Information for Providers

Audience: Providers
Clinician guidelines and resources about using PrEP to prevent HIV infection.

Additional National HIV Testing Campaign Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Act Against AIDS InitiativeLink will take you outside the VA website.

AIDS.govLink will take you outside the VA website.