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NATIONAL WOMEN AND GIRLS HIV/AIDS AWARENESS DAY

March 06, 2018

Free Screenings Scheduled in Collier County 

March 10, 2018 is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD). The Florida Department of Health in Collier County (DOH-Collier) and community partners will be offering free rapid HIV testing in observance of NWGHAAD. NWGHAAD is a nationwide effort to highlight the impact of HIV and AIDS on U.S. women and girls, get tested for it, protect yourself/partner, and get treated if you are HIV-positive.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 280,000 women aged 13 and older are living with HIV in the United States, and 7,402 women were diagnosed with HIV in 2015. In Collier County, women account for approximately 28% of all HIV cases. Though most women who get HIV get it through vaginal sex, women who inject drugs are also at risk for HIV.  DOH-Collier encourages everyone to get tested at least once for HIV.

All testing sites will be offering free, rapid HIV testing with same day results.

DATE

LOCATION

TIME

March 12

FREE Rapid HIV Testing: Marion E. Fether Medical Center

8AM – 4PM

March 13

FREE Rapid HIV Testing: Marion E. Fether Medical Center

 

FREE Rapid HIV Testing, Hepatitis, & STD Screenings

DOH-Collier: Immokalee only

8AM – 4PM

8AM – 3:30 PM

March 14

FREE Rapid HIV Testing: Marion E. Fether Medical Center

 

FREE Rapid HIV Testing, Hepatitis, & STD Screenings

DOH-Collier: Naples and Immokalee

 

FREE Rapid HIV Testing: Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida, Inc.

8AM – 4PM

8AM – 4PM

8AM – 3:30PM

10AM – 4PM

March 15

FREE Rapid HIV Testing: Marion E. Fether Medical Center

 

FREE Rapid HIV Testing, Hepatitis & STD Screenings

DOH-Collier: Naples only

 

FREE Rapid HIV Testing: Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida, Inc.

8AM – 4PM

8AM – 4PM

10AM – 4PM

March 16

FREE Rapid HIV Testing: Marion E. Fether Medical Center

8AM – 4PM

For more information about these events, please contact:

DOH-Collier Naples Campus - 3339 East Tamiami Trail, Building H: Call 239- 252-8593

DOH-Collier Immokalee Campus - 419 North 1st Street, Immokalee: Call 239-658-7300

Marion E. Fether Medical Center - 1454 Madison Ave, Immokalee: Call 239- 658-3000

Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida, Inc. - 1425 Creech Road: Call 239-262-0301


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