National Transgender HIV Testing Day – April 18
Published: April 16, 2020
Learn about National Transgender HIV Testing Day and People who are Transgender from the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health.
Get the facts about HIV and the impact on people who are Transgender from CDC.gov.
In the United States, it is estimated that around 1.4 million adults identify as transgender. Transgender women are at high risk of having HIV and of contracting HIV. Transgender women of color, especially black/African American and Hispanic/Latina women, experience disproportionately high rates of HIV.
Although the COVID-19 pandemic requires us to ask you to call first, don’t allow that to stop you from making a commitment to get tested for HIV. If you live in South Alabama, call (800) 510-4704 to schedule your visit. The call allows us to begin the screening process to reduce possible COVID-19 exposure.
When you get tested, ask about PrEP. If you test negative for HIV, PrEP is an option for staying that way.