Founded by the former National Association of People with AIDS in 1995, NHTD is a call to people of all ages to know the facts about HIV. Getting tested allows people to know their status so they can learn how to stay negative or get treatment if they test positive to help prevent further spreading the virus. According to the CDC, one in eight people with HIV don’t know they have the virus. Every year, up to 45,000 people become HIV positive, which is why NHTD is important. NHTD gives us all a chance to take control of our sexual health.