Today is National HIV Testing Day: Do you know your status?

It’s been more than three decades since the first HIV diagnoses were made, yet stigma remains a barrier to addressing HIV in the United States. 

There are so many ways to get tested for HIV—in your home, at a provider’s office, or even with a friend. Today at Maitri Pittsburgh, we’re working to eliminate barriers by offering free home HIV test kits for those seeking to learn their status. Join us in supporting our community to continue normalizing HIV testing and prevention education.

HIV testing is recommended as part of routine health care, but many of us are not following this recommendation. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in seven people living with HIV in the U.S. today don’t know their status. Symptoms are not a reliable indication of HIV--many people who test positive can feel and appear healthy.

Type your zip code into the location-based search tool below to search for testing services, housing providers, health centers and other service providers near your current location.

Regardless of your status, if you are looking for more information about including medical marijuana in your treatment plan, we welcome you to contact us for a private consultation with a Maitri pharmacist.

Resources

AIDS Free Pittsburgh

Pennsylvania 211 Directory of HIV Testing and Counseling

Prevention Point Pittsburgh