National HIV Testing Day, an annual campaign produced by the National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA-US) to encourage at-risk individuals to receive voluntary HIV counseling and testing, is June 27th.
As it approaches, it’s important to remember the connections between HIV and substance use disorders. As many as 280,000 Americans are living with HIV but don’t know it. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that 30-40 percent of all new HIV infections are a result of injection drug use.
More information on the connection between these two issues is available at Join Together’s “HIV & Substance Abuse” hot issues page. Here you’ll find additional web resources, news articles, and resources for action.