City Of El Paso Offering Free Rapid HIV Curbside Testing This Weekend
The City of El Paso HIV Prevention Clinic will be offering free Drive-Thru Rapid HIV curbside testing this Saturday, February 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
El Paso residents are encouraged to get tested during the free HIV Testing Day to determine their HIV status by making an appointment.
How It Works:
- Must schedule an appointment to receive a free HIV test by calling 915-212-6665.
- All vehicles must enter via the parking lot area off Montana and Ochoa streets.
- Staff will be on-site to guide individuals to the designated parking location.
- Accommodations will be made for individuals arriving without a vehicle.
- Registration and testing will be conducted from the driver's side of the vehicle.
- Nobody will be turned away.
Health officials also ask that only the person getting tested be in the vehicle for confidentiality purposes. All safety health precautions will be observed.
According to the CDC, as of the end of 2016, an estimated 1.1 million people in the United States had HIV at the end of 2016 - Of those people, about 14%, or 1 in 7, did not know they had HIV.
With the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, it’s important to note that older adults and people of any age who have a serious underlying medical condition might be at higher risk for severe illness. These individuals include those who are immunocompromised.
For more information on the HIV Prevention program, call 2-1-1 or visit EPHealth.com.
- Free HIV Testing
- City of El Paso HIV Prevention Clinic
- 701 Montana
- Saturday - February 13, 2021
- 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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