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Local Community Groups Unite in Honor of World AIDS Day on Dec. 1

Free HIV Testing at Select Health Centers
Day to Culminate with Candlelight Vigil on Capitol Steps

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Monica McCafferty
303.813.7732
720.475.0289


Published: 11.15.11| Updated: 11.15.11

WHAT:

In recognition of World AIDS Day, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, ONE Colorado, the Denver STD/HIV Prevention Training Center, CORA, and The GLBT Community Center of Colorado are partnering to offer the public free HIV testing at select health centers on Dec. 1 (see below for location details). A candlelight vigil on the west steps of the State Capitol will also be held on Dec. 1 beginning at 5:30 p.m.

WHY:

Thirty 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.

WHO:

Any interested member of the public.

EVENT DETAILS:

WORLD AIDS DAY VIGIL AT THE STATE CAPITOL

Thursday, Dec. 1 5:30- 6:30 p.m.
West Steps of the State Capitol
200 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO

Featured Speaker Mark Thrun, director of HIV Prevention and STD Control for Denver Public Health and with the Denver STD/HIV Prevention Training Center

Additional speakers to be announced.

FREE & CONFIDENTIAL HIV TESTING CENTERS

Planned Parenthood Aurora health center
1284 S Abilene Street, Aurora
11 am 6 pm

Planned Parenthood Central health center
921 14th Street, Denver
9 am - 5 pm

Planned Parenthood Southwest health center
1400 S. Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood
9 am - 5 pm

Planned Parenthood Westside health center
3480 Centennial Blvd, Colorado Springs
9 am 5 pm

The Center
1301 East Colfax Avenue, Denver
4 7:30 pm

605 Bannock St. (STD clinic @ Denver Public Health)
Room 162, Denver
Offered throughout the day and evening, call 303.602.3600 for further information.

HeyDenver
1720 Pearl St., Denver
4:30 - 8:30 pm

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