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Free Rapid HIV Testing

By Renay Rouse

January 27, 2016

In recognition of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, the Florida Department of Health is offering a series of free rapid HIV testing events during the month of February. No appointment is needed and results are available in 15 minutes. All residents, 18 years or older can participate in the testing. Health Department staff will also provide free education and counseling.

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day was established to raise awareness of the virus in the African American community, the racial group most affected by HIV in the United States. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that Blacks make up only 12% of the U.S. population, but have had nearly half of all new infections of the United States.

Free Testing & Education Events

Stuart: Free Rapid HIV & STD testing February 5 • Friday • 9:00 am- 1:00 pm FL. Dept. of Health, Martin • 3441 SE Willoughby Blvd.

Indiantown: Free Rapid HIV Testing February 16 • Tuesday • 9:00 am - 1:00 pm FL. Dept. of Health, Martin • 16401 SW Farm Rd

East Stuart: Community education, “Taking it to the Streets” February 19 • Friday • 1:00 – 3:00 pm Near SE 10th St.