1 in 4 HIV-positive AAPIs do not know their HIV status — the highest of all race/ethnic groups — increasing transmission risks and preventing early access to important treatment. Cultural barriers such as language, homophobia, and maintaining family reputations may also impact AAPIs’ motivations to seek testing or treatment. But more than 1.5 million people in 2013, have died from AIDS related illnesses. Getting tested now can greatly increases chances of prolonging life and prevention of transmission. So go to your nearest clinic and get your free HIV test!