Know Your Status? It’s National HIV Testing Day and Taylor Thomas Gets Her Results

There’s good news and bad news in the fight against HIV/AIDS.  The good news is that the number of persons being infected with the virus that causes AIDS is declining in many areas across the country.   The bad news is one new case is one too many.

On this National HIV Testing Day, WHUR is doing its part to shine the spotlight on this critical issue impacting our communities.  National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) is an annual observance to encourage people of all ages to get tested for HIV and to know their status. Too many people don’t know they have HIV.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at the end of 2014, an estimated 1.1 million persons aged 13 and older were living with HIV infection in the United States, including an estimated 166,000 persons whose infections had not been diagnosed. Testing is the only way for Americans living with undiagnosed HIV to know their HIV status and to get into care.

WHUR’s Taylor Thomas shows how easy the test is and how quickly you can get your results.  Taylor Thomas’ results of HIV NEGATIVE came back in less than 15 minutes.

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Taylor Thomas is the local Morning News Anchor for the Steve Harvey Morning Show on 96.3 WHUR. You can also see her on Wednesday’s on NBC 4 at 4:30 for WHUR’s “Talk Around Town”. Taylor is a veteran news journalist with over 20 years of experience delivering news that matters. In 2006, Taylor Thomas joined the Award Winning WHUR News Department. She wears several hats at WHUR including producer/host of “Let’s Talk Money” on WHUR World HD2 and host of “PML- People, Money & Life on WHUR Voices Sirius XM Channel 141. Taylor grew up in a military family and calls Great Britain (where her mother is from) and the Philippines home. Taylor Thomas is a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech Communication with a minor in Radio, Television, and Film. She is dedicated to uplifting and educating others about health, money and social issues.

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