It's National HIV Testing Day!

 

Though there has been much progress in the past three decades, HIV/AIDS still very much affects our community and the world, which is why National HIV Testing Day is so important. 

There are many ways you can help observe the day (including, obviously, getting tested), but organizers and supporters have upped the anty on how you can pitch in.

From a press release:

In honor of National HIV Testing Day, LifeStyles® Condoms and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation have partnered for on a newly-launched social media campaign that encourages people to get tested, and “#KnowYourStatus.”
 
The #KnowYourStatus campaign implores sexually active individuals to get tested, and encourage their social circle to get tested, as well.  Starting Tuesday, June 25 through National HIV Testing Day on Thursday, June 27, #KnowYourStatus asks social media users to “Donate Your Status Update to Knowing Your Status,” asking users to update social media platforms with pre-written messages along with the hash tag #KnowYourStatus.  For example:
 
  • I’m donating my status to promote National HIV Testing Day. Find a center near you at freehivtest.net and #KnowYourStatus
  • I just donated a condom to @AIDSHealthcare to support National HIV Testing Day #KnowYourStatus
  • Safe sex starts with knowledge. Find an HIV testing center and get tested today at freehivtest.net #KnowYourStatus
For each status shared on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the hash tag #KnowYourStatus, LifeStyles will donate a condom, up to 50,000, to the AIDS Healthcare Foundation to help prevent the spread of HIV.