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PPGMR Partners with GetWell Community Clinic for NBHAAD Testing

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


Published: 01.28.11| Updated: 01.28.11

Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region (PPGMR) will offer free rapid HIV testing and prevention counseling at GetWell Community Clinic on February 2, 2011, in recognition of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day was designated to increase awareness of the HIV/AIDS epidemic among African Americans.

What:     Free HIV testing and prevention counseling
Where:   GetWell Community Clinic
              3055 Watson Street
              Memphis, TN 38118
When:    10:00 am to 3:00 pm

This free community testing event is open to the general public. Refreshments will also be served. Results are available on site in about 20 minutes.

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.

GetWell Community Clinic is a valued partner in PPGMR’s community HIV testing and prevention program. PPGMR provides free rapid HIV testing at the clinic each Wednesday from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. The testing is available to the general public as well as GetWell’s regular patients.

Rapid HIV testing is also both available and free every day for both men and women at Planned Parenthood's Health Center at 2430 Poplar Avenue. No appointment is ever needed! Call (901) 725-1717 for information.

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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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