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Nov 27, 2012 3:00 PM by Alyse Rzemek

Planned Parenthood offering free HIV testing on World AIDS day

In recognition of World AIDS Day, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, will be offering the public free HIV testing at our Westside health center on December first.

Over 30 years ago the first case of HIV/AIDS was reported in the Unites States. Today more than 1.1 million Americans live with HIV. Every 9.5 minutes someone in the United States is infected. In Colorado, there are 11,000 people known to be living with HIV/AIDS. This number does not reflect the fact that 1 in 5 people living with HIV are not aware that they have HIV.

World AIDS Day is an opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of HIV testing as well as remember the lives that have been lost and to support those who are living with HIV/AIDS.

The United States Preventive Services Task Force now recommends that all Americans aged 15-65 receive routine HIV testing, not just those most at risk

Here is the location to get your free HIV/AIDS test:

Planned Parenthood Westside health center
3480 Centennial Blvd, Colorado Springs
December 1
8 am - 3 pm

 

 

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