Get Tested:
It is estimated that 1 in 5, or 20%, of those infected with HIV in the U.S. are unaware of their status. The issue is particularly urgent among young African American and Latino men who have sex with men (MSM). In 2006, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released revised HIV screening recommendations for adults and adolescents in healthcare settings; unfortunately the recommendations were largely ignored. As a result, in 2007 the ACO launched the Mayor's Testing Initiative which sought to get up to 1 million Angelenos to know their HIV status.  Since then, we have partnered with St. John's Well Child & Family Center, the Saban Free Clinic, and Planned Parenthood Los Angeles and other community partners to dramatically increase routine HIV testing in clinical settings.

In 2012, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued a draft recommending that clinicians routinely screen adolescents  and adults ages 15 to 65 years for HIV infection giving our efforts a further boost.


Related Links:
CDC's 2006 Revised HIV Testing Recommendations:
www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5514a1.htm

USPSTF 2012 Recommendations:
www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspshivi.htm

PSA Videos:
Click on individual PSA video below or go to YouTube link: PSA Video: Get Tested.

Exam de VIH juntos (Spanish)

Exam de VIH juntos (spanish) We Got Tested Together: this photo is an image of a spanish-speaking couple and is linked to Youtube video.  This couple talks about getting tested together.
We Got Tested Together

We Got Tested Together: this photo is an image of a couple and is linked to Youtube video.  This couple talks about getting tested together.

Get Tested Together

Get Tested Together: this photo is an image of a couple and is linked to Youtube video.  This couple talks about getting tested together..
Friends Talk, Get Tested Together

Friends, Get Tested Together: this photo is an image of four friends and is linked to Youtube video.  A group of friends talks about getting tested together.
The Mirror Women HIV Testing

The Mirror Women HiV Testing; a photo of woman with link to youtube.  The youtube video is a PSA and importance of getting tested.






 

 

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