By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– From the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, I’m Ira Dreyfuss with HHS HealthBeat.

Getting and staying on drug treatments can help people living with HIV. And knowing your HIV status can help protect others. But people living with HIV may not show symptoms or know they’re infected with the virus. That’s why getting tested for HIV is important.

The director of AIDS.gov at HHS, Miguel Gomez, says taking the test is a way to take control of the situation.

“It will help them maintain a healthy life, because today you can lead a long and healthy life with HIV.”

National HIV Testing Day is June 27, but tests are available year round. One good way to find a nearby HIV testing site is to go to AIDS.gov, and put your ZIP code into the service locator box on the right side of the page.

Take the Test. Take Control.

Learn more at AIDS.gov.

HHS HealthBeat is a production of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. I’m Ira Dreyfuss.

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