June 27, 2020 is National HIV Testing Day (NHTD). This annual observance is designed to encourage people of all ages to get tested for HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and to know their status. HIV is the virus that can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome or AIDS if not treated. Unlike some other viruses, the human body cannot get rid of HIV completely, even with treatment. So, once you get HIV, you have it for life. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1.1 million people in the United States have HIV, including about 162,500 (14%, or 1 in 7) people who do not know they have it.The CDC recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 get tested for HIV at least once as part of routine health care.

If you can answer yes to one of these, consider getting an HIV test:

  • Are you a man who has had sex with another man?
  • Have you had vaginal or anal sex with a partner who has HIV?
  • Have you had more than one sex partner since your last HIV test?
  • Have you injected drugs and shared needles, syringes, or other drug injection equipment (for example, cookers) with others?
  • Have you exchanged sex for drugs or money?
  • Have you been diagnosed with or treated for another sexually transmitted disease?
  • Have you been diagnosed with or treated for hepatitis or tuberculosis (TB)?
  • Have you had sex with someone who could answer yes to any of the above questions or someone whose sexual history you don’t know?

This year’s theme, “Doing It My Way,” highlights how and why people make testing part of their lives—on their terms and in their way. Doing It My Way encourages individuals to share their personal stories of why testing is important, what motivates them to get tested and stay healthy, and how they get tested—whether at home, at the clinic, or with the company of a friend or loved one. If you have HIV, start HIV medical care and treatment as soon as possible. Staying in HIV medical care can keep you healthy and help protect others.

As our country continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, the HIV/AIDS Prevention Committee of Region 9 is working to ensure the health and safety of the communities we serve, while protecting our frontline staff. Therefore, HIV testing sites may have decreased hours, so please call your local health department to find out specific times of operation.

Special Testing Event - Get a Chance to Win a $50 Walmart Gift Card!

Miami County Public Health - in the Hobart Center for County Government

510 West Water St., Suite 130, Troy, OH 45373

Testing dates: June 22 – 26

Please call for an appointment: 937-573-3520

Testing Sites Testing Hours

Clark County Health Department

529 E Home Road Springfield, OH 45503
Phone: (937) 390-5600

Call for testing information

Darke County Health District

300 Garst Avenue Greenville, OH 45331
Phone: (937) 548-4196

Call for testing information

Equitas Health

15 W. Fourth Street, Suite 200 Dayton, OH 45402
Phone: (937) 461-2437

Call for testing information

Miami County Public Health Department Reproductive Health Clinic

10 W. Water Street Troy, OH 45373
Phone: (937) 573-3520

Call for testing information

Preble County General Health District Reproductive Health Clinic

615 Hillcrest Drive Eaton, OH 45320
Phone: (937) 472-0087

Call for testing information

Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County

Public Health Clinic
117 S. Main Street
Dayton, OH 45422
(937) 225-4550

Public Health Outreach Office
201 Riverside Drive, Suite 1-C
Dayton, OH 45405
(937) 496-7133 Dr.

Charles R. Drew Health Center
1323 W. Third Street, Room # 608
Dayton, OH 45402
(937) 225-4023

Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Call for testing information

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