HIV Testing Day

Take control. Take the test!

June 27th is National HIV Testing DayNationally, since 1995, we've held June 27th as National HIV Testing Day - a reminder to take control of your health by getting an HIV test. Getting a test is quick , painless, and available to every Vermonter free of charge.

A lot has changed since the days when little was known about HIV. In the early 80s, there was no test available and infections spread easily. Today we know that you can protect yourself by wearing a condom and not sharing needles or works. We also know that regular HIV testing gives you power. If you know you have HIV, you can take medications to stay alive and take precautions to prevent spreading the virus to others.

Testing will be available all day (9-5) in Vermont CARES’ Montpelier, Burlington, Rutland, and St. Johnsbury offices. HIV counseling and screening is provided with oral-swab tests, with results ready in 20 minutes. Vermont CARES also provides an innovative testing option for male couples called Testing Together. This offers male couples a chance to discuss HIV risk openly and honestly with the assistance of a trained HIV Testing Together counselor. Couples receive their results together and counselors explain results and help couples make future risk reduction plans.

Check the maps on our testing pages and locate testing site near you.

World AIDS Day Look around our site and educate yourself on HIV and STD prevention. Make STD testing part of your healthcare routine.

Feel free to contact us with comments or questions. We are committed to providing you the information you need to stay healthy.

HIV testing is easy

The CDC recommends STD testing for all persons ages 16-64. In Vermont, testing is free, confidential, quick and easy. You can find locations all around Vermont. No referral or insurance is needed to get care and care is available through the UVM Medical Center Care Comprehensive Care Clinics.Uncle Sam wants you to get an HIV test.

Having HIV doesn't mean you have AIDS, but without care and treatment, it can lead to AIDS. You have to get tested to know if you have it. Testing is smart, responsible and protects you and your sexual partners.

Read Deborah L. Kutzko, A. P. R.N.'s blog post on National Health Care Testing Day.

 

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