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Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest Offers Free HIV Tests in Idaho Dec 2-6, 2013

 PPGNW Works to Create the Healthiest Generation Ever

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 Kristen Glundberg-Prossor

206 328 7714 or Kristen.glundberg-prossor@ppgnw.org


Published: | Updated: 11.26.13

Boise –In recognition of World AIDS Day on December 1, Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest (PPGNW) will offer free HIV testing at its Boise, Meridian and Twin Falls health centers during the week of December 2 – 6 2013.

We have come a long way in the fight against HIV/AIDS; yet the epidemic continues to affect millions of people around the world and across the nation, with some communities impacted more than others. Through offering free testing, Planned Parenthood is working to increase access to education and health care, reduce stigma, and helping to create the “Healthiest Generation Ever.”

Planned Parenthood believes that sex education, HIV testing, increased access to contraception, and helping patients who need additional care connect with trusted, quality resources are all effective and essential HIV prevention tools.

As the nation’s leading women’s health care provider and advocate, PPGNW is committed to reducing the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic by expanding access to services and providing nonjudgmental, comprehensive, high-quality reproductive health care to all women, men, and young people and fully implementing the Affordable Care Act.

“Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest will fight for all people to be part of a healthy, AIDS-free generation, no matter who they are, no matter where they live, no matter what their sexual orientation is,” said Charbonneau.  “On World AIDS Day, we join partners in the U.S. and around the world in renewing our commitment to ensuring that women, men and young people in the hardest to reach communities are able to receive the information and health care they need to lead healthy and productive lives.”

Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest (PPGNW) will provide free HIV testing at three Idaho health centers starting Monday, December 2 thru Friday, December 6, 2013.   To make an appointment please call 1-800-230 PLAN (7526.)  Walk-ins are also welcome.  Visit www.ppgnw.org for the health center nearest you. 

The free HIV tests will be paid for by the Someone You Know fund which provides preventive health service like HPV vaccines, sexually transmitted infection tests, vasectomies and birth control to uninsured and low-income people in the Pacific Northwest.  Rather than turn this vulnerable population away, PPGNW uses the Someone You Know fund to serve them immediately.  The fund is exclusively supported by private donations through PPGNW. 

PPGNW’s health centers play a crucial role in the reduction of health disparities by providing high-quality, nonjudgmental and affordable HIV screening, family planning and preventive care.   To make an appointment please call 1-800-230 PLAN (7526.)  Walk-ins are also welcome.  Visit www.ppgnw.org for the health center nearest you. 

PPGNW Idaho health center locations and hours:

Boise— 3668 N. Harbor Lane, Boise, Idaho, 83703

M: 11 am to 7 pm; T: 11 am to 7 pm; W: 9 am to 5 pm; Th: 8 am to 4 pm; F: 8 am to 4 pm

Meridian– 2112 E. Franklin Road, Meridian, Idaho, 83642

M: Closed; T: 10 am to 6 pm; W: 8 am to 4 pm; Th: 8 am to 4 pm; F: 9 am to 5 pm

Twin Falls 200 2nd Ave North, Twin Falls, Idaho 83301

M: noon to 6 pm; T: 10 am to 4 pm; W: Closed; Th: Closed; F: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

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Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest is the region’s leading sexual and reproductive health care provider and advocate. We believe everyone has the right to choose when or whether to have a child, and that every child should be wanted and loved. Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest operates 28 health centers in Alaska, Idaho, and western Washington, providing medical services and sexuality education for thousands of women, men, and teenagers each year. Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest is a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization.  We rely heavily on support from donors to help sustain responsible reproduction.

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