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Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region Offering Free HIV Testing for World AIDS Day

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Joan Carr
Director of Community Affairs
(901) 725-3008


Published: 11.19.10| Updated: 11.19.10

In recognition of World AIDS Day on December 1st, Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region (PPGMR) is offering free HIV testing and counseling to the public at the following locations and times:

  • Freedom’s Chapel Christian Church – 2768 Colony Park Drive,
    Sunday, November 28, 2010, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Memphis Gay & Lesbian Community Center – 892 S. Cooper Street
    Wednesday, December 1, 2010, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

HIV testing is also always free and available without an appointment to men, women and teens at PPGMR’s new health center at 2430 Poplar Avenue, 2 blocks east of East Parkway during the following hours:

  • Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday and Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

As a part of World AIDS Day, PPGMR also partnered with the South Memphis Alliance, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and the Community HIV Network to offer free and confidential HIV testing in the school-based clinics at Northside High School, Westwood High School, East High School, and Sheffield Career and Technology Center during the weeks leading up to World AIDS Day.

It is a part of PPGMR’s mission to make free HIV testing available and accessible to anyone who wants to be tested. In addition to free confidential testing, PPGMR also provides HIV prevention counseling, resources and information to help men and women and teens protect their health and the health of their partners. For more information about PPGMR’s HIV testing program, please visit our website: www.ppgmr.org.

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Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region (PPGMR), founded in 1938, is an affiliate of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. PPGMR’s mission is to ensure broad public access to reproductive and related health care through clinic services, education, advocacy and community partnerships in serving 42 counties in West Tennessee, North Mississippi and East Arkansas.

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