The City of Amarillo's Public Health Department is teaming up with Walgreens and Greater than AIDS to offer free HIV testing.

June 27th is National HIV Testing day and the Public Health Department wants to encourage people to know their HIV status by taking part in free testing.

The free testing will take place at the Walgreens at 801 N. Fillmore on these days.

Thursday, June 25 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, June 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Trained counselors will be on site to do the testing and will provide results on-site within a few minutes.

 “We are proud to offer free and confidential HIV testing to our community,” says Public Health Director Casie Stoughton. “We are able to provide a fast turnaround for results, so patients can know their status quickly. Knowing your status is the best way to protect yourself and your partners.”

 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention more than 1.2 million people are living with HIV in the U.S., an estimated one in seven do not know that they are infected and only three in 10 are in ongoing care and treatment.