Public Health Offers Free HIV Testing

(PRESS RELEASE)

In recognition of National HIV Testing Day, the City of Amarillo’s Public Health Department, in partnership with Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS, is providing free HIV testing and counseling on prevention strategies.

Free HIV testing will be done at participating Walgreens all across the country, but locally from 3 – 7 p.m. on:

 Tuesday, June 27, 5709 W. Amarillo Blvd.

 Wednesday, June 28, 3320 Bell St.

 Thursday, June 29, 801 N. Fillmore St.

An HIV tests consist of a finger-stick with results available on-site in about one minute and are free and confidential.

Walk-ins are welcome with no appointment necessary.

Make sure to look for the Public Health department’s Mobile Unit.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends HIV testing as part of routine health care.

For more information about HIV testing contact Floyd Anthony at (806) 378-6331 or Marcus Nerios at (806) 378-6345.

You may also learn more about National HIV Testing day by visiting http://www.cdc.gov/features/hivtesting/. 

(PRESS RELEASE)


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