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Health Awareness Campains: HIV

 

Women Veterans Health Care has created a poster to promote routine HIV testing among women Veterans.

Thumbnail of HIV outreach poster: Make HIV testing routine.

HIV Awareness Poster (802 KB, PDF)
Number: IB 10-313SM
Dimensions: 8.5" x 11"

HIV Awareness Poster (1.1 MB, PDF)
Number: IB 10-313LG
Dimensions: 11" x 17"




HIV Testing

A 2009 survey of the general public by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that the most common reason for not getting tested for HIV was that people don’t believe they are at risk (428.6KB, PDF).*† In fact, anyone who has been sexually active can be at risk for HIV and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends* that HIV testing be a part of every adult's routine medical care. Testing for HIV and referral into care for those found positive is the surest way to slow the spread of HIV and AIDS.

The Department of Veterans Affairs encourages all Veterans, men and women, to get tested for HIV. Find more information and resources on HIV

About Women Veterans

Women are now the fasting growing subgroup of U.S. Veterans. The number of women Veterans is expected to increase dramatically in the next 10 years, and VA health care is expected to be in high demand by the women Veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn. The Department of Veterans Affairs understands the health care needs of women Veterans and is committed to meeting these needs. Women Veterans served and they deserve the best quality care. Learn more about VA health care services for women Veterans.

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