June 27, 2012 is National HIV Testing Day. Across the country, public health partners will be encouraging people to take the test and take control. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 be tested for HIV at least once, as part of their routine health care. HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is the virus that causes AIDS. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 21% of HIV-positive people don’t know they are infected and may be transmitting HIV without knowing it.
In Jefferson County, residents are encouraged to get tested and to learn more about HIV and the current status of the AIDS epidemic.
JCPH HIV Counseling and Testing Appointments
Arvada: 303-275-7555; Lakewood: 303-239-7078
JCPH HIV Recorded Information Line 303-239-7036