The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness and several community partners will offer free HIV testing June 25 through June 30 in observance of National HIV Testing Week.
Testing will be done using the Clearview rapid HIV antibody test. Test results will be available within 20 minutes. No appointments are necessary.
“Of the 1.1 million people living with HIV in the U.S., at least one in five don’t know they have it,” said Dr. Sarah Moyer, Medical Director of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness. “More than 90 percent of new HIV infections in the United States could be prevented by testing and diagnosing people living with HIV and making sure they receive early, ongoing treatment. We encourage people to join us this week and get tested. Knowing your HIV status is an important step to a healthier life.”
A list of testing sites and locations can be found at www.louisvilleky.gov/health.
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