National HIV Testing Day- Take the Test – Take Control

HIVTestingDay-282x282SAAF is participating in the 20th Annual HIV Testing Day, a nationwide campaign urging people to get tested to learn if they are infected with the HIV virus.   Testing will be available at the SAAF main office at 375 S. Euclid from 8:00am- 8:00pm on Friday, June 27 as well as at other locations throughout Tucson (see listing below). HIV testing is free and confidential.

The testing procedure is a HIV rapid test that produces results in 15 minutes.  SAAF is partnering with the Tucson Indian Center, Walgreens, and Wingspan in this community-wide call for HIV testing.

In 1995, the National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA) began National Testing Day as a campaign to reach millions of people at risk for HIV.   The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) estimates that more than one million people are living with HIV in the United States. The CDC recommends that all Americans, ages 13–64, be routinely tested for HIV as part of their regular health care practice.  In Pima County, more than 1,000 people are believed to be infected and unaware of it. The only sure way to know if you are HIV-infected is to be tested.

This event is free and open to the public.

LOCATIONS:

Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation
375 S. Euclid Ave.
8:00am-8:00pm

Brodie’s Tavern
2449 N. Stone Avenue
4:00-9:00pm

Tucson Indian Center
97 E. Congress Street
11:30am-2:30pm

Walgreens
Grant & Swan
3:00-7:00pm

Walgreens
605 W. Ajo Way
3:00-7:00pm

Wingspan- Eon Youth Lounge
430 E. 7th St.
3:00pm-8:00pm

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