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Sunday, June 27, Marks National HIV Testing Day

Monday - Jun 28, 2010

The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Encourages Citizens to "Take the Test, Take Control"

Champaign, IL - The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) recognizes Sunday, June 27, as National HIV Testing Day. This is the 17th National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) and this year's theme is Take the Test, Take Control to encourage everyone to know their status. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are more than one million people in the United States that are living with
HIV. Of those one million people, the CDC estimates one out of five does not know they are infected.

According to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), as of May 31, 2010, there were almost 60,000 HIV/AIDS cases diagnosed in Illinois.

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