Get Tested For Free On National HIV Testing Day
The City of El Paso Department of Public Health will be offering free HIV testing to interested residents this Saturday, June 27, 2020.
El Paso residents are encouraged to get tested on National HIV Testing Day to find out their HIV status by making an appointment.
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. Individuals who are HIV positive have several treatment options that can help fight the virus.
The free HIV rapid tests will be held at the HIV Prevention Program located at 701 Montana Avenue where COVID 19 safety measures will be followed.
Along with the free HIV testing – the campaign will also be conducting curbside condom distribution for prevention and to help reduce HIV infections as more than 2,200 El Paso County residents currently live with HIV. For more information on the HIV Prevention program, call 2-1-1 or visit EPHealth.com
- Free HIV Rapid Test
- Saturday, June 27, 2020
- HIV Prevention Program located at 701 Montana Avenue
- Must make an appointment by calling 915-212-6665
Here are some tips for self-care during the pandemic: