June 27 is National HIV Testing Day A day to get the facts, get tested, and get involved!
SACRAMENTO, CA — Around 1.1 million people are living with HIV in the United States of America. Nearly one in seven of these people are unaware they have HIV. HIV testing is the gateway to prevention and care.
People who test negative have more prevention tools available today than ever before. People who test positive can take HIV medicines that can keep them healthy for many years and greatly reduce their chance of passing HIV to others. Learn more about living with HIV. More than 90% of new HIV infections in the United States could be prevented by testing and diagnosing people living with HIV and making sure they receive early, ongoing treatment.
Knowing your HIV status gives you powerful information to help keep you and your partner healthy. CDC recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 get tested for HIV at least once as part of routine health care. People with certain risk factors should get tested every six months. For over 21 years, Golden Rule Services has successfully provided a variety of award -winning HIV and STD education, prevention, risk reduction and other important services. Our mission is to reduce health, education, employment and criminal justice disparities within diverse and underserved communities through the provision of culturally competent programs and resources. GRS supports the Getting To Zero Strategy: a plan that strives to achieve zero HIV infections, zero AIDS deaths and zero HIV/AIDS stigma.
We encourage everyone to come out and get educated, get tested, get involved, and get treated around HIV/AIDS at our offices at 4433 Florin Road Suite 860, Sacramento, CA 95823. Due to COVID-19 we are testing by appointment only. Call 916-427-4653 or click here to make an appointment.