World AIDS Day Is December 1

World AIDS Day is December 1

World AIDS Day is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection and also to remember all those who have died of the disease.

AIDS has killed more than 30 million people worldwide and it’s estimated that 37 million people are living with HIV. The most powerful tool against the spread of AIDS and HIV is to get tested.

Everyone ages 13 and above should get tested for HIV at least once. If you’re pregnant or planning to get pregnant, get tested early to protect yourself and your baby.

You should get an HIV test yearly if:
* You’re a sexually active gay or bisexual man
* You’ve had sex with an HIV-positive partner
* You’ve had more than one partner since your last HIV test
* You’ve shared needles or works to inject drugs
* You’ve exchanged sex for drugs or money
* You have another sexually transmitted disease, hepatitis, or tuberculosis

To schedule an HIV test, contact your Weeks primary care provider at 603-788-5095.