An estimated 1.2 million people in the U.S. live with HIV. But research shows that many of them — about 13% — don’t know it. According to the CDC, nearly 40% of new HIV infections are transmitted by people who don’t know they have the virus.

There are several reasons that may hold people back from getting an HIV test. Fear of illness, stigma, and being discriminated against or judged negatively if a test shows that they have HIV are some of the obstacles.

But getting a test is the first step to knowing your status. That’s important information that…


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