June 27 is National HIV Testing Day

National HIV Testing Day is June 27 and it’s a good time to get a free test with results in as few as 20 minutes.  

Thanks to a partnership with Walgreens and Greater Than HIV you can get a test with rapid results at one of many Walgreens locations across the Commonwealth.  

Each year, National HIV Testing Day is observed to encourage people to get tested as part of their self-care. You can also ask about getting tested during a regular doctor’s appointment or check out other free or low-cost options, including a self-test at home.  

To learn more about testing and to learn about HIV prevention strategies, visit the Virginia Department of Health website. You can also talk with a counselor at the Disease Prevention Hotline at 1-800-533-4148, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or at hiv-stdhotline@vdh.virginia.gov.