In observance of National HIV Testing Day, Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region (PPGMR) will offer free, confidential HIV counseling and testing at three different sites on Monday, June 27, 2011:
- Memphis Towers Community Room
1081 Court Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Caritas Village Coffee Shop
2509 Harvard Avenue
Memphis, TN 38112
From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region
2430 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38112
From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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.
Outreach testing events like these are part of PPGMR’s HIV testing and prevention counseling program. PPGMR employs three health educators who are certified as HIV prevention counseling and testing TN Master Trainers.
For more information about these testing events or PPGMR’s HIV testing and prevention program, go to ppgmr.org or call Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region at (901) 725-1717.
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.
Director of Community Affairs
June 20, 2011