The Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective reminds you that it’s time for your next HIV test. National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) is an annual campaign to encourage people of all ages to “Take the Test, Take Control.” The Health Collective is offering free testing on Thursday, June 27 during the day and at our evening clinic. Testing is easy and fast. Our staff makes this a hassle-free experience and can answer your questions about HIV and STDs.

Too many people don’t know they have HIV. In the United States, nearly 1.2 million people are living with HIV, and almost one in five don’t know they are infected. Getting tested is the first step to finding out if you have HIV. If you have HIV, getting medical care and taking medicines regularly helps you live a longer, healthier life and also lowers the chances of passing HIV on to others.

We will also be offering testing at the Chez Est bar in Hartford on Sat., June 29 from 9pm – midnight.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that gay and bisexual men get tested at least once a year, and a recent CDC publication suggests that sexually active gay and bisexual men might benefit from even more frequent testing, like every 3-6 months.You know your history, now get your test. Call and make that appointment.

Remember to Make an Appointment for June 27th!