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Williston (VT) –  In recognition of World AIDS Day, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (PPNNE) announced today that its health centers are now offering Rapid HIV testing, which gives results in as little as 20 minutes. PPNNE will promote the new service at several community events though out the week.

“According to the CDC, up to 1 out of 4 people who have HIV don’t know it. That’s why HIV testing is so crucial,” said Jill Krowinski, Director of Communications for PPNNE. “In addition to providing access to affordable, confidential, and compassionate HIV testing and education every day, all of our health centers will be handing out red ribbons and free PROPER ATTIRE® condoms in recognition of World AIDS Day.”

PPNNE will also be tweeting HIV/AIDS facts throughout the day and partnering with other organizations to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS through a number of outreach activities, including:

Short film “A Spoonful of Sugar”
Where: Bellows Falls at Park’s Place, 44 School Street
When: Tuesday, December 1, 5-7 pm, pizza and drinks included. 
Sponsors: PPNNE, Youth Services, and the Greater Falls Prevention Coalition

Burlington Pub Crawl
Where: Downtown Burlington
When: Thursday, December 3rd, starting at 8 p.m.

For more information about PPNNE’s World AIDS Day activities, please go to www.ppnne.org or call 1-802-288-8448.


Planned Parenthood of Northern New England



November 30, 2009