06/27/2012 07:07 pm ET

National HIV Testing Day: Which States Have Most Diagnoses? (And What You Can Do)


Advocacy may be the most powerful tool at our disposal when it comes to HIV testing.

Wednesday marks National HIV Testing Day, with the aim of educating people on testing procedures.

The initiative, a partnership between the National Association of People With AIDS (NAPWA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, began in 1995 and focuses on struggling populations and communities most affected by the disease.

Find out which states have seen the most diagnoses, according to the CDC, and how you can contribute to local organizations fighting to help stop the spread of the disease.