Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Saturday is National HIV Testing Day!

Take the Test, Take Control. National HIV Testing Day – 6/27/2009

While HIV/AIDS isn't in the headlines the way it was in the 80's and early 90's, it's still an enormous problem that has yet to find a cure. One person in the U.S. is infected every 9.5 minutes with this disease. Symptoms can sometimes take months, even years to come about, so you can be a carrier without even knowing it. More than 1 million people in this country are infected, and 1 out of 5 don't even realize it. The statistics are scary, but the taking the test doesn't need to be. It's important that we all get tested frequently (especially if you're sexually active and more so if you have more than 1 partner.) There are many places where you can get tested, several of which are free. Please visit the National HIV and STD Testing Resources website and find the location nearest you in order to get tested. Take a friend, take your girlfriend, take your partner, take your brother, take whoever you can to get tested with you. It's worth the piece of mind.

For those of you in the Miami/South Florida area, here are just a few of the locations available to you that say they have FREE HIV testing. Call and make an appointment or just go and get yourself tested!

Miami-Dade County Health Department (details)
8600 NW 17th St Ste 200 2nd Fl
Miami, Florida 33126

Rosie Lee Wesley Center (details)
6601 SW 62nd Ave Rm 12
Miami, Florida 33143

RA Medical Center (details)
2455 W Flagler St
Miami, Florida 33135

Thelma Gibson Health Initiative (details)
3634 Grand Ave
Coconut Grove, Florida 33133

Union Positiva Incorporated (details)
721 NW 21st CT
Miami, Florida 33125

Miami - Dade County Health Department (details)
1350 NW 14th St
Miami, Florida 33125

Promote to Prevent Program (details) (for 13-24 year olds)
1601 NW 12th Ave Ste 1063
Miami, Florida 33136

University of Miami School of Medicine (details)
1800 NW 10th Ave Elliott Bldg
1st Fl
Miami, Florida 33136

Family AIDS Coalition (details)
300 E 1st Ave Ste 112
Hialeah, Florida 33010

Naranja Health Center (details)
13805 SW 264th St
Naranja, Florida 33032

Care Resource (details)
3510 Biscayne Blvd Ste 300
Miami, Florida 33137

Prevention Education and Treatment Center (details)
615 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, Florida 33139

Miami Beach Community Health Center (details)
710 Alton Rd
Miami Beach, Florida 33139

Wohlfeiler Piperato and King (details)
1613 Alton Rd
Miami Beach, Florida 33139

South Beach AIDS Project (details)
306 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, Florida 33139

South Beach AIDS Project Incorporated (details)
1234 Washington Ave #200
Miami Beach, Florida 33139

Liberty City Health Services Center (details)
1320 NW 62nd St
Miami, Florida 33147

Center for Haitian Studies Incorporated (details)
8260 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, Florida 33138

Sembrando Flores Incorporated (details)
29355 S Federal Highway
Homestead, Florida 33030

Everglades Health Center (details)
19300 SW 376th St
Florida City, Florida 33034

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