World AIDS DAY -- December 1
Did you know that more than 1.2 million people are living with HIV in the U.S., yet almost 1 in 8 do not know that they are infected? Routine HIV screening helps get HIV positive Veterans into treatment, improving their health outcomes and reducing the potential for the virus to be transmitted to others.
World AIDS Day is December 1 -- the perfect time to talk about getting tested for HIV and, for those with HIV, getting and staying in care.
Read the resources below and help us promote World AIDS Day. Together, we can increase HIV testing rates and decrease the spread of AIDS.
|HIV/AIDS Fact Sheet: Information for Veterans|
|HIV Care Continuum: Information for Providers|
|HIV Care Continuum Infographic|
- VA HIV Testing Campaign
Includes fact sheets, posters and brochures. VA recommends that every Veteran patient be tested for HIV at least once in their lifetime. Routine voluntary HIV testing is now official VA policy. HIV testing saves lives.
- HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
Includes clinician and patient resources. In the U.S., about 50,000 people are newly infected with HIV every year. PrEP is one tool for reducing the risk of getting infected with HIV.