Greater Than AIDS and Walgreens National HIV Testing Day Community Partnership

The conversation around HIV is changing. There are more options than ever to prevent and treat HIV.

Each year on National HIV Testing Day (June 27), KFF, through its Greater Than AIDS public information initiative, and Walgreens partner with health departments and HIV service / community organizations to educate about advances in HIV and bring FREE HIV testing into Walgreens stores.

The Greater Than AIDS / Walgreens National HIV Testing Day Community Partnership offers a unique public-private model to support communities in their Ending the HIV Epidemic responses. By extending the reach of testing and informational resources in non-traditional settings, the Partnership helps normalize conversations about HIV and reach wider audiences about the latest advances.

Largest Coordinated HIV Testing Event in the U.S. 

More than 57,000+ free HIV tests have been provided – and many more people have been reached with critical information – since the launch of the Partnership in 2011.

In 2019, 256 testing partners were in 393 Walgreens stores in 246 cities and 36 states.

A post-event survey indicates the benefits of participation extend well beyond testing. The large majority of partners say being a part of the activation raises visibility for their organization in the community (76%), opens up other conversations about HIV (73%), and allows them to reach a wider network of people (62%).

To learn more about the Greater Than AIDS / Walgreens National HIV Testing Day Community Partnership, please email community@kff.org.