What you need to know.
by Patch Staff Today is National HIV Testing Day, where people are encouraged to get tested for the Human immunodeficiency virus, which causes Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, or AIDS. Several public and private groups are offering screenings (some free of charge) for those who wish to be tested. To find out where the nearest screenings are being held near you, you may go to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National HIV and STD Testing Resources landing page to plug in your Zip code to find resources nearest to you. Here are the latest HIV and AIDS-related statistics in the United States, according to the CDC: