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File #: 18-0089R    Version: 0 Name: National HIV Testing Day - Test Your Way. Do It Today.
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 6/4/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 6/4/2018
Enactment #:
Title: National HIV Testing Day - Test Your Way. Do It Today. For the purpose of observing National HIV Testing Day on June 27, 2018 and encouraging all Baltimoreans between the ages of 13 and 64 to get tested for HIV at least once as part of routine health care.
Sponsors: Sharon Green Middleton, President Young, Ryan Dorsey, John T. Bullock, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Zeke Cohen, Bill Henry, Shannon Sneed, Brandon M. Scott, Robert Stokes, Sr., Kristerfer Burnett, Mary Pat Clarke, Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer
Indexes: Day, HIV Testing, National
Attachments: 1. 18-0089R~1st Reader, 2. Completed File_18-0089R
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember Middleton


A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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National HIV Testing Day - Test Your Way. Do It Today.
For the purpose of observing National HIV Testing Day on June 27, 2018 and encouraging all Baltimoreans between the ages of 13 and 64 to get tested for HIV at least once as part of routine health care.
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Each year on June 27 we observe National HIV Testing Day. On this day, we unite with partners, health departments, and other organizations to raise awareness about the importance of HIV testing and early diagnosis of HIV. It is important to encourage HIV testing on National HIV Testing Day, and every day, to ensure people get tested for HIV, know their status, and get linked to care and treatment services.

This year’s theme, Test Your Way. Do It Today., is a call to get tested now and a reminder that there are more ways than ever to get an HIV test. In a clinic, from your health care provider, at a testing event, at home, from a local organization - everyone should get tested your way today.

About 1.1 million people in the United States have HIV, and 1 in 7 of them don’t know it. Young people are the most likely to be unaware of their HIV infection. 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. But some people are more at risk of getting HIV than others and should be tested at least on...

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