June 27th is National HIV Testing Day. Greater than AIDS and Walgreens have teamed up to provide free testing on June 27th and 28th.
Testing will be available at more than 220 participating Walgreens stores in 130 cities, including Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, New Orleans and Memphis, among other cities, on June 27 and 28 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. (local time) both days. Results are provided on site by trained counselors. Alere North America, bioLytical Laboratories and OraSure have donated test kits for the activation.
One in 8 of those infected are unaware that they are infected. Getting tested and starting treatment can greatly reduce the chance of transmitting HIV to others. Treatment can reduce future health complications.
If you are concerned that you are infected and can’t take advantage of free testing opportunities, affordable testing options are still available.