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World AIDS Day, celebrated internationally on December 1st, is an opportunity for  people worldwide to come together in the fight against HIV, to show support for those living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died due to HIV-related causes.

The Center for Disease Control estimates that over 1.1 million Americans are currently living with HIV, with 50,000 new cases diagnosed each year.  Approximately 1 in 6 are unaware of their infection.  At Planned Parenthood, we believe that sex education, HIV testing, and increased access to contraception are all effective HIV prevention tools.  We are fighting each and every day to help create the “Healthiest Generation Ever,” and you can be a part of this effort.

Join Planned Parenthood Mid-Hudson Valley this World AIDS Day at any one of the following sites to receive free, confidential HIV testing:

Dutchess Community College, 12/1 from 11am to 3pm

Orange County Community College, Newburgh and Middletown campuses, 12/2 from 10am to 2pm

Ulster County Community College, 12/3 from 10am to 3pm

Sullivan County Community College, 12/3 from 11:30am to 3pm

Vassar College, 12/9 from 11am to 2pm

Beulah Baptist Church, 12/13 from 11:30am to 2:30pm


If you are unable to attend any one of these sessions, HIV testing is available at our health centers in Poughkeepsie, Kingston, Newburgh, Goshen, and Monticello.  Call today to make your appointment, or visit www.ppmhv.org for more information.

CONTACT:  Amanda Moody, Public Affairs Coordinator

                         [email protected], 845-337-1999


Planned Parenthood of the Mid-Hudson Valley, Inc.


December 02, 2014