Know your status for free on National HIV Testing Day

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HOUSTON, TX -- AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, will commemorate National HIV Testing Day, formally observed on Monday, June 27th by offering free HIV testing across the U.S..

There are several locations offering free testing in our area. Click here to find one near you.

According to the AHF there are 12 million people living with HIV in the U.S.. 1 in 5 are unaware of their status.

A little closer to home, there are over 27,000 people living with HIV/AIDS in Houston and Harris County.

Every 7 hours one person will be infected with HIV.

So know your status.