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Congresswoman Lee and Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen host HIV testing

Marked National HIV Testing Day, June 27.

By knowing your status, you can take control and help put an end what to what is still a national public health crisis, and I encourage everyone to get tested.”


Congresswoman Lee and Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen

— Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), in a statement. Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen and Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) hosted confidential HIV testing for Members of Congress and their staff in conjunction with Whitman-Walker Health in support of National HIV Testing Day. “I am proud to participate in National HIV Testing Day.” said Congresswoman Lee. “HIV/AIDS remains a national and global public health crisis. It’s important that Americans take control of their health, get tested and take action to be healthy.”

Established as an annual observance to promote HIV testing, National HIV Testing Day aims to help the estimated 200,000 people unaware they are living with HIV to get tested and take control of their lives. To find your nearest testing location, visit the website.

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