Written by Education Thursday, 21 June 2012 12:22
HIV Alliance Joins with Community Alliance of Lane County for National HIV Testing Day, June 27, 2012. Free rapid HIV testing and counseling for the first 25 members of the general public from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at HIV Alliance, 1966 Garden Ave., Eugene and at CALC, 548 Blair Blvd., Eugene, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. 25 tests between the two testing sites - first come, first served and when they're gone, they're gone.
Why test? Because 20% of people currently living with HIV in the U.S. don't know that they have been infected with the virus. Because 39% of new infections are in the age group 13 - 29 - people who should be looking forward to long healthy lives, not a lifetime of medications. Because the CDC recommends that all sexually-active people between the ages of 13 and 64 get tested as part of their regular health care. Because HIV has no cure, but is easily preventable.
Take the Test, Take Control