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Get tested & Know your status!

The HIV epidemic in America is at an all time high. Today is National HIV Testing Day. You should get tested at least once a year. And if you have been sexually active or shared needles with anyone who is HIV positive you should get tested every 3 to 6 months to see if you were exposed to the virus. HIV is a virus that attacks a persons immune system. Our immune system is our bodies defense against infections like bacteria and viruses. If left untreated HIV can develope into Aids. Aids is more severe and is said to be the advaced stage of HIV. Usually when a person has developed Aids their CD4 ( white blood cells that attack infection) count is below 200. When it should be between 500-1600 There is no cure but HIV can be treated if caught early. 1 in 7 people dont know that they are HIV positive. Don’t be that person unknowingly infecting someone else Go get tested so that you can know your status! Today many Walgreens’ world wide are doing FREE HIV TESTS. There’s no excuse not to go get tested. GO GET TESTED so you can know your status & BE SAFE!