Free HIV testing at Enoch Davis Center in St. Pete this Saturday; elsewhere on Wednesday

Stone engraver Randy Montgomery adds new names to the Wall Las Memorias AIDS Monument in Lincoln Park on Monday, Nov. 15, 2021, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Free HIV testing Dec. 4

The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County says that there will be “no-cost HIV testing on Saturday, Dec. 4, at the Enoch Davis Center, 1111 18th Ave. S., St. Petersburg.” December 1 is World AIDS Day.

A news release from DOH-Pinellas says, “According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 13 percent of those living with HIV/AIDS do not know they are infected.”

World AIDS Day, Dec. 1

World AIDS Day, observed on Dec. 1 each year, provides an opportunity for anyone to be tested for HIV.

Darius Lightsey, HIV/AIDS Program Coordinator at DOH-Pinellas says, “It will take a community effort to reduce our rates, and it all starts with education and testing.”

To make it more convenient to “know your status,”

Free HIV testing on Dec. 1 in Pinellas

Five DOH-Pinellas centers will provide free, no-appointment HIV testing from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on December 1. “Walk-ins can get rapid results during the same visit.”

St. Petersburg - 205 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N.
Pinellas Park - 6350 76th Ave. N.

Mid-County - 8751 Ulmerton Rd., Largo

Clearwater - 310 N. Myrtle Ave.

Tarpon Springs - 301 S. Disston Ave.

More information: (727) 824-6900.

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