As part of the Take Charge. Take the Test. campaign, this 60 second PSA encourages African American women to get tested for HIV. Locations for a free HIV test can be found by visiting hivtest.org/takecharge or calling 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636). Created: 3/7/2012 by National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP).
Date Released: 3/7/2012. Series Name: CDC Radio.
You feel like you’ve known your man forever. You know his full name, his nickname, his pet names. You know his birth date, he likes old school rap more than R & B and anything his momma cooks. Yes, you feel like you’ve known your man forever, but that doesn’t mean you know everything about him.
Of all the women living with HIV in the U.S., about 66% are African American. And, most of these women got HIV by having unprotected sex with a man.
The good news is more and more women are stepping up and getting tested for HIV. Women just like you who know they have to look out for themselves. Get an HIV test. Whatever the result, there are treatment and support programs available in your community.
To find out where you can get a free HIV test, visit hivtest.org/takecharge or call 1-800-CDC-INFO. That’s 1-800-232-4636. If you’ve had unprotected sex, get tested for HIV. Take Charge. Take the Test.
A message from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.