VA Black Hills Health Care System
World AIDS Day
Did you know that there are more than 33 million people living with HIV/AIDS around the world?
Thursday, December 1st marks the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day.
Within the past 30 years there has been significant progress made in the fight against HIV/AIDS, but there is still more to be done.
The VA is the largest provider of care to those living with HIV/AIDS in the United States. There are over 24,000 veterans in VA care that live with HIV/AIDS everyday. It is recommended that every veteran be tested at least once in their lifetime.
One in five HIV-positive people in the United States don’t know that they are infected. This means that they aren’t getting the necessary treatment that could help them live healthier, longer lives.
Getting tested is the only way to be sure about your HIV status.
Ask your physician about an HIV test today.