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Take Charge. Take the Test. Free HIV and STD testing available

By Renay Rouse

June 02, 2017

In recognition of National HIV Testing Day, the Florida Department of Health in Martin County is offering a series of free HIV and STD testing events. HIV results are available in 15 minutes. No appointment is needed. Education, counseling and giveaways will be provided.

Outreach events:

Thursday, June 15 9:00 am – 1:00 pm FL Dept. of Health, 16401 SW Farm Rd, Indiantown

Friday, June 23 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Amigos Supermarket, 2455 Bonita St., Stuart

Tuesday, June 27 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Roger’s Store, 17068 SW Palm Beach St, Indiantown

Friday, June 30 9:00 am – 1:00 pm FL Dept. of Health, 3441 SE Willoughby Blvd., Stuart

HIV facts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

  • About 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV. Of those people, 1 in 8 don’t know they are infected.
  • In 2014, an estimated 44,073 people were newly diagnosed with HIV. An estimated 20,896 people were diagnosed with AIDS in 2014.
  • In 2014, 22% of all new HIV diagnoses were among youth aged 13-24.