There are more than a million Americans living with HIV, and one-fourth of them don't know it, according to health officials. A rapid test, with results available in about 20 minutes, can change that.
On Friday, health officials are promoting testing as part of National HIV Testing Day. And Utah offers testing locations statewide with free or low-cost tests, usually between $10 and $15. You can find a location by ZIP code at www.hivtest.org.
Utah Department of Health says 91 individuals in the state were diagnosed last year with HIV. It's expected that this year there will be between 85 and 115 new HIV infections and 45 to 75 AIDS cases reported.
UDOH's HIV Prevention Program is launching its new marketing campaign Friday, featuring a magnetic notepad that asks, "Is it on your list? It should be." Banners, business cards and the notepads, as well as a soon-to-launch Web site, are all part of the effort.
For more on National HIV Testing Day, visit www.aidsinfoutah.net.