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NATIONAL HIV TESTING DAY

By Arielle Ghanem

June 12, 2019

Free HIV Testing Events in Collier County 

Naples, Fla.— June 27, 2019 is National HIV Testing Day (NHTD). This day is recognized to encourage people to get tested for HIV, know their HIV status, and get linked to care and treatment for individuals living with HIV.

HIV is the virus that causes AIDS, and continues to be a major public health issue, claiming more than 35 million lives since the beginning of the epidemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 1.1 million people in the U.S. have HIV, and 1 in 7 of these individuals are unaware they have it. In Collier County, there are 1,700 reported cases of HIV/AIDS with an average of 50 new cases per year. CDC recommends individuals between the ages of 13 and 64 to get tested for HIV at least once every year as part of their routine health care visit. Sexually active gay and bisexual men may benefit from more frequent testing (every three to six months).

In recognition of National HIV Testing Day, the Florida Department of Health in Collier County (DOH-Collier) and community partners are offering FREE Rapid HIV Testing with same day results.

DATE

LOCATION

TIME

June 17

FREE Rapid HIV Testing: Marion E. Fether Medical Center

8AM – 4PM

June 18

FREE Rapid HIV Testing: Marion E. Fether Medical Center

8AM – 4PM

June 19

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 SWFL

8AM – 4PM

 

 

8AM – 3:30PM

 

 

 

10AM – 4PM

June 20

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 SWFL

8AM – 4PM

 

 

8AM – 3:30PM

 

 

 

10AM – 4PM

June 21

FREE Rapid HIV Testing: Marion E. Fether Medical Center

8AM – 4PM

For more information about these events, please contact:

  • DOH-Collier Naples: 3339 East Tamiami Trail, Building H, Naples; Call (239) 252-8593
  • Marion E. Fether Medical Center: 1454 Madison Ave, Immokalee; Call (239) 658-3000
  • Planned Parenthood of SWFL: 1425 Creech RD, Naples; Call (239) 262-0301
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