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‘Risk is not knowing’: Pia Wurtzbach reminds public to get tested for HIV

/ 03:22 PM June 28, 2016

Today is National HIV Testing Day. Today is a reminder to get tested and take care of not only your health, but your love ones’ health too. ❤️ Visit aids.gov to learn more. Take that first step. Take Control. Get Tested.

A video posted by Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach (@piawurtzbach) on

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Reigning Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach has reminded the public anew to get tested for human immunodeficiency virus or HIV, as part of the observation of National HIV Testing Day in the United States.

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In a video posted on her Instagram account, Wurtzbach said one in eight people with HIV do not know that they are infected with the virus, “which means some individuals are not receiving the attention and care that they need and deserve to stay healthy and avoid risking others.”

“National HIV Testing Day is a reminder to get tested and take care of not only yourself but also the people you love,” Wurtzbach said.

“Start talking and stop the spread of HIV. Take that first step, take control, get tested. Know your status.; The risk is not knowing,” she added.

READ: Walking the talk, Pia Wurtzbach meets, consults persons with HIV, advocates

Wurtzbach herself got tested for HIV during her visit to the Apicha Community Health Center in New York last week.

Wurtzbach has adopted HIV awareness as one of her advocacies after winning the Miss Universe title. YG/CDG

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