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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Word AIDS Day 2010, focus on importance of testing, 12-1

World AIDS Day 2010 to Focus on Importance HIV Testing

World AIDS Day is a day of remembrance for all of those who have lost their lives to AIDS. While health outcomes for people infected with HIV/AIDS have improved, the effects of this disease remain devastating globally.

In observance of World AIDS Day, Metro Health will conduct free HIV and Syphilis testing on Wednesday, Dec. 1st at the Central Library Auditorium, 600 Soledad. Metro Health activities are scheduled from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. There will be presentations on the epidemiology of HIV/AIDS in Bexar County and an educational interactive event.

Metro Health and area community-based organizations will provide free rapid
HIV tests to anyone requesting them on World AIDS Day at the library and the STD/HIV clinic at 332 W. Commerce.

Contact: Lorraine Pulido, Ph.D./669-2413

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