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.