Each year on June 27, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, AIDS.gov and other national and local entities across the country organize National HIV Testing Day. This unique initiative sends the message "Take the Test, Take Control" to those at risk from HIV. In Virginia Beach, the Department of Human Services and the Health Department have partnered to provide two opportunities for free testing.
June 25, 2014
June 26, 2014
Where: Human Services Building
3432 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Where: Virginia Beach Health Dept.
4452 Corporation Lane
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Both events will include refreshments, giveaways and raffles.
For more information, contact Jo Chambers at (757) 385-0811.
The event is sponsored by the Virginia Beach Department of Human Services, Community Support Services - HIV Prevention
National HIV Testing Day is an annual campaign to encourage people of all ages to "Take the Test, Take Control." Too many people don't know they have HIV. In the United States, nearly 1.1 million people are living with HIV, and one in six don't know they are infected. Getting tested is the first step to finding out if you have HIV. If you have HIV, getting medical care and taking medicines regularly helps you live a longer, healthier life and lowers the chances of passing on HIV to others. HIV testing is a critical first step in taking control and responsibility over one's health.
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