The Coastal Health District HIV program will offer free HIV testing at several locations in June in observance of National HIV Testing Day. Testing will be done without the use of a needle and those tested will get results in 20 minutes. A follow-up visit will be scheduled for anyone who tests positive and counseling will be made available to those individuals. The following locations are: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., Thursday, June 23, Walgreens, 2109 E. Victory Drive, Savannah 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., Friday, June 24, Walgreens, 2109 E. Victory Drive, Savannah 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday, June 25, Walgreens, 2109 E. Victory Drive, Savannah 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday, June 27, Chatham County Health Department, 1395 Eisenhower Drive, Savannah
The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that one out of six people living with HIV/AIDS in the U.S. is unaware of their HIV status. National Testing Day is an opportunity for people to learn their HIV status and gain knowledge to take control of their lives. The Chatham CARE Center is pleased to offer free HIV testing as part of this global effort.
For more information, please call Diane De- Vore at (912) 353-3276 or e-mail Diane.DeVore@dph. ga.gov