for Health Care Providers
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.
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:
|Fact Sheets, Posters, and More|
Patient Information on HIV Testing
|Patient's Guide to HIV Testing|
Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
|PrEP Fact Sheets for Patients|
|PrEP Information for Providers|