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Planned Parenthood Offering Free HIV Testing on National Black HIV/AIDS Day

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


Published: 02.05.13| Updated: 02.05.13

MEMPHIS, TN – Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region (PPGMR) is offering free rapid HIV testing and prevention counseling at two locations on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Thursday, February 7, 2013.
  • Planned Parenthood Health Center
    2430 Poplar Avenue
    Memphis, TN 38112
    From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    (Everyone who comes for testing will also receive a free condom pack)


  • GetWell Community Clinic
    3055 Watson Street
    Memphis, TN 38118
    From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

These free community testing events are open to the general public. Results are available on site in about 20 minutes.
GetWell Community Clinic is a valued partner in PPGMR’s community HIV testing and prevention program. In addition to providing free, rapid HIV testing during regular business hours at the Planned Parenthood health center at 2430 Poplar Avenue, Planned Parenthood also offers free testing at a number of locations around Memphis. Testing is free each week at the locations and times showed below:

• Mondays, 1-3 p.m. at GetWell Community Clinic, 3055 Watson Street
• Wednesdays, 4-7 p.m. at Caritas Village Coffee Shop, 2509 Harvard Avenue
• Thursdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at GetWell Community Clinic, 3055 Watson Street
• Fridays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the University of Memphis, University Center, Rm 208 (except for campus holidays)

Free community HIV counseling and testing provides many benefits to our community. Men and women who know their HIV status can better protect themselves and their partners from the virus that causes AIDS. Early and frequent testing for HIV also allows HIV-positive individuals to begin viral suppressive treatments sooner, which can let lead longer and healthier lives.   No appointment is needed for Planned Parenthood’s HIV testing and prevention counseling services at any of its testing locations. To find out more about Planned Parenthood’s health services, please visit our website: http://www.plannedparenthood.org/memphis.  
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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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