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Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida Provides Free HIV testing at Naples Health Center on December 1st

Naples, FL -- Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida (PPSWCF) will be providing free Rapid HIV testing at their Naples Health Center in recognition of World AIDS Day this Friday on December 1st.

Planned Parenthood believes that healthcare should be a nonpartisan issue, and doubled down on its commitment to center the needs of women, girls, and marginalized communities in the fight against HIV/AIDS, and end the epidemic for good. All people who come in for a free Rapid HIV test on World AIDS Day will also receive a safe-sex kit that includes condoms, lubricant and educational materials.

HIV/AIDS continues to affect millions of people around the world and in the U.S, with marginalized communities disproportionately impacted, and millions newly infected each year. Social issues such as poverty, gender inequality, discrimination, lack of education, and violence put individuals and communities at increased risk of acquiring HIV and compound the impact of HIV/AIDS.

“Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida is at the frontlines of fighting HIV/AIDS in the U.S. and globally, and we will not stop fighting to end HIV/AIDS for good,” said Anna V. Eskamani, Senior Director of Communications “On World AIDS Day, we are honored to provide free Rapid HIV testing to the greater Naples community.

Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida also helps patients who need additional care connect with trusted, quality resources, and follows up with them to make sure they are cared for with the attention they need and deserve. The nonprofit organization now also provides access to PrEP, (pre-exposure prophylaxis) which is a prescription drug that can be taken regularly as a means of preventing HIV infection in an HIV-negative person.

The free Rapid HIV Testing only take a few minutes and will be available while supplies last at Planned Parenthood’s Naples Health Center located at 1425 Creech Rd, Naples, FL 34103 where we are open from 8:45am-4:00pm. Appointments are preferred but walk-ins are welcome. If you would like to make an appointment at Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida please call 941-567-3800 or visit myplannedparenthood.org.