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GET TESTED ON NOV. 30 TO MARK WORLD AIDS DAY

By Audrey Stasko, Public Information Specialist

November 09, 2018

 

Join the fight against HIV and know your status this World AIDS Day. The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County (DOH-Pinellas) and the Pinellas Planning Partnership is once again teaming up to provide no-cost HIV testing on Friday, Nov. 30, at all DOH-Pinellas clinic locations, as well as the Walgreens at 3350 Central Ave. in St. Petersburg.

Visit any DOH-Pinellas immunization clinic on Friday, Nov. 30, the day before World AIDS Day, to receive HIV testing, condoms and information, all at no cost. The clinics are located throughout the county and open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with no appointment necessary for testing (the Largo Health Department, 12420 130th Ave. N., does not offer clinic services).

If you are looking for more of a laid-back setting to get tested, stop by the PPP event at Walgreens from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. for rapid HIV testing, music, food and information, also at no cost.

Knowing your HIV status is an important step in HIV prevention. That is exactly why observances like World AIDS Day are so important. World AIDS Day brings people and organizations together from across the globe to encourage testing, show their support for people living with HIV and remember those who have died.

The Pinellas World AIDS Day event is organized by the Pinellas Planning Partnership, which includes DOH-Pinellas, EPIC, Metro Wellness and Community Centers, Clear Health Alliance, Help Us Help U, YES!, Black Nurses of Pinellas Co., Neighborly Care Network, AHF and Walgreens.

For more information about the Pinellas Planning Partnership, go to Facebook at www.facebook.com/PinellasPlanningPartnership/.

For more information about DOH-Pinellas, go to www.PinellasHealth.com or follow us on Twitter at @HealthyPinellas.


 

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