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PPGMR Offers Free HIV Testing This Week for National HIV Testing Day

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


Published: 06.22.10| Updated: 06.22.10

MEMPHIS, TN — In observance of this week’s National HIV Testing Day, Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region will offer free, confidential HIV counseling and testing at two different sites.

Wednesday evening, June 23, 2010
From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Memphis Gay and Lesbian Community Center
892 So. Cooper Street

Friday afternoon, June 25, 2010
From 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Memphis Towers Community Room
1081 Court Avenue

Both these testing sites are open to the public. Anyone who is or has been sexually active is encouraged to be tested. More than 5,800 people in Memphis and Shelby County are living with HIV/AIDS. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that as many as one in every 5 people with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, do not know they have the virus.

The test is painless, administered with a simple mouth swab, and results are available in about 30 minutes.

For more information about this testing event, call Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region at (901) 725-1717.

 

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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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