"The risk is not knowing": This is Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach's core statement, as she encouraged everyone to get tested for HIV on National HIV Testing Day. In a video posted on the Miss Universe Facebook and Instagram pages (and also on her personal Instagram account), Pia emphasized the importance of testing for HIV as a reminder to not just be mindful of one's health, but also the health of your loved ones.
"Take that first step. Take Control. Get Tested. Know your Status." said Pia, who lists HIV awareness as one of her top advocacies as Miss Universe. Check out Pia's full message below:
Prior to HIV Testing Day, Pia herself took an HIV test at the Apicha Community Health Center in New York City.
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Banner photograph from the Miss Universe Facebook page: