Media contact: Emily Gresham Wherle, Public Information Administrator, 859.344.5470 or Emily.Gresham-Wherle@nkyhealth.org.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Local organizations will observe World AIDS Day with four HIV testing events and regional service.
Free, rapid oral HIV testing will be available at the following times/locations:
Testing will be done using the OraQuick test, which utilizes a mouth swab—no needles are used. Results are available in about 20 minutes. Each individual tested will receive education on HIV/AIDS, discover what his/her risk factors are, and learn how to prevent transmission of HIV. Counseling and assistance with treatment will be made available through the Health Department’s HIV/AIDS Case Management Program, should an individual test positive.
Established in 1988 by the World Health Organization, World AIDS Day is a time to remember those who have died from AIDS and consider how to live well with HIV disease.
The Health Department administers about 350 oral HIV tests each year and offers three regularly scheduled opportunities for walk-in testing each month, along with testing by appointment. For more information about World AIDS Day or HIV testing times/locations, please call the Health Department at 859.341.4264 or visit http://www.nkyhealth.org.
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