Social media campaign encourages HIV testing

Jun 27, 2013

Although the most common HIV/AIDS tests are done through blood analysis, there are also urine and saliva tests available, and results can be as quick as 20 minutes, according to the CDC.
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Last Thursday, a group of activists, community leaders and bloggers announced a new social media initiative called the “Test Me” project. It takes place today, which is National HIV Testing Day. The “Test Me” project calls for people all across the country to get tested for HIV, and then share their photos and experiences all throughout Twitter, Facebook and social media with the hashtag #TestMe.

Matt Hulbert, prevention coordinator for the Lansing Area AIDS Network, discusses the importance of getting tested and the state of HIV/AIDS in Michigan.