Free HIV Testing This Week in Washington, D.C.

Sadly, with an estimated one in 20 adults in DC now infected with HIV, several organizations are launching a new effort to get more people tested to prevent the disease from spreading.

The groups are offering free tests as part of Get Yourself Tested Week, leading up to National HIV Testing Day on Sunday, June 27.

Throughout the week, and weekend, anyone can have the free HIV test.

Get Yourself Tested Week is hosted in ten major cities, including DC. Sponsoring organizations range from the Centers for Disease Control to MTV, and include the Kaiser Foundation and Planned Parenthood.

Organizers recognize that many people fear taking medical tests, they fear knowing they might be HIV positive, and once they have taken the test, they hate the wait time. But even worse than having HIV is having it and not knowing.

The new testing method makes it much easier. It’s a simple mouth swab test. It’s painless, easy to take, and it gives results in only twenty minutes.

Some DC teens are making condom kits to distribute as part of a widespread effort to increase awareness.

Throughout this week, organizers are hosting more events to raise awareness, and offer free testing. It all builds up to National HIV Testing Day Sunday.

To find out more about where you can be tested and for related information see these websites.

Get Yourself Tested
Greater Than AIDS
Whitman-Walker Clinic
Metro Teen AIDS
Real Talk DC
Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington
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One Response to Free HIV Testing This Week in Washington, D.C.

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