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National HIV Testing Day Encourages Taking the Test and Taking Control

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WET® Lubricant Provides 100,000 Safe Sex Kits for one of many campaigns across the country

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - LOS ANGELES (June 9, 2014)-More than 1.1 million people in the U.S. are infected with HIV, and over 200,000 don't even know it, according to CDC estimates. June 27, marks National HIV Testing day, an annual observance to promote HIV testing. This year's theme urges people to ‘Take the Test and Take Control,' with various events going on throughout the country.

As the exclusive lubricant sponsor of the Chicagoland HIV Testing Collaborative's (CHTC) Step Up. Get Tested. campaign, WET® personal lubricant is distributing 100,000 Safe Sex Kits containing a condom and Wet® Platinum® lubricant.

Just one of many events taking place, this month-long campaign begins on June 5 with mobile HIV testing all across the Chicago area and culminates on July 4. The citywide event is supported by 30 partners including the Chicago, Cook County, and Illinois Departments of Public Health, in addition to Chicago area hospitals, community health centers and community-based organizations. In 2012, Step Up. Get Tested. made 40,000 contacts in one month and tested nearly 6,000 people.

"We're proud to be the exclusive lubricant sponsor for Step Up. Get Tested.," says Michael Trigg, founder and CEO of Trigg Labs, makers of WET Lubricant. "We hope our safe sex kits will increase public awareness to reduce the stigma associated with getting tested for HIV. It's so important to get educated, tested, and to know your current HIV status. Information is power and with that information you can protect others and get the proper treatment and counseling to live long and healthy lives."

Since its founding in 1989, Trigg Labs has donated millions of dollars (cash and product) to over 300 non-profit organizations worldwide.

For information on additional events across the country, visithttp://aids.gov/news-and-events/awareness-days/hiv-testing-day/.

Doctor recommended WET® personal lubricant has a solution for personal dryness or just for fun. WET® makes WET® Original® water-based, WET® Platinum®silicone-based and WET® SynergyTM hybrid lubricant, plus a variety of other formulas, one for every desire.  For more information about WET® visitwww.StaysWetLonger.com.

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