How to Celebrate National HIV Testing Day

What are your plans for June 27th? Take control of your sexual health and get involved with the fight against AIDS – celebrate National HIV Testing Day with UNM Truman Health Services!

Why Getting Tested is Important

Knowing your HIV status is essential for both physical and mental health. Whether you are positive or negative, your status is an essential tool in continuing to protect yourself and others from unsafe sex.

5 Ways to Get Tested

Getting tested for HIV is an essential part of sexual health. But, that doesn’t mean it has to be a drag. Here are five fun ideas to celebrate National HIV Testing Day.

  1. Bring Your Friends. While each rapid HIV test will be performed individually and confidentially, getting tested with a few of your friends may help manage your nerves. Make a date out of it and plan to grab lunch after!
  2. Give Yourself a Reward. Giving yourself a reward for getting tested can help you continue the habit down the road. From ice cream to a new pair of shoes, give yourself the incentive to know your status!
  3. Make It Special. If you are in a relationship, going to get tested together can be a way to show your trust and renew commitment.
  4. Celebrate Yourself. Knowing your HIV status is another way to know your body better. On June 27th, give yourself the gift of some well-rounded ‘me-time,’ including activities that nourish your body (go out to breakfast!), your mind (read your favorite magazine!), and your sexual health (get tested for HIV!).
  5. Sneak It In. Getting tested is fast and easy. You’ll have your results in less than 30 minutes. That means you can swing by and celebrate National HIV Testing Day while waiting for a takeout order or even on your way home from the gym. You don’t even have to tell anyone you did it!

Getting tested is always free and easy with UNM Truman Health Services. On June 27th, we will have multiple testing locations throughout Albuquerque to make rapid HIV testing more accessible and convenient.

Free HIV Testing in Albuquerque

Want to get tested? To celebrate National HIV Testing Day, we will be offering free HIV testing at the following locations on June 27th:

  • Corner of Central and 60th from 7:30am-Noon. Look for the New Mexico Department of Health RV! The first 30 people will receive a Sonic gift card.
  • Effex Nightclub from 9:00pm-Midnight.

If you can’t make it on National HIV Testing Day, UNM Truman Health Services offers free rapid HIV testing during normal business hours. Contact us or visit our office today. No appointment is necessary.

Check out this video for more information on the HIV testing process!