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For Immediate Release
November 30, 2018
Kate Flavin


County to Offer Free HIV Testing for World AIDS Day

For World AIDS Day, Sedgwick County Division of Health will provide free, conventional HIV testing from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed over the noon hour) on Monday, December 3 at 2716 W. Central. Walk in or call for an appointment at (316) 660-7300. 

World AIDS Day provides an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV, and memorialize those who have died. Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reports that, in 2017, there were 3,062 people in Kansas and 805 people in Sedgwick County living with HIV. 

People may not know they have HIV.  Testing is important not only for HIV, but for all sexually transmitted infections. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that anyone who is sexually active, shares needles, or is in contact with blood should be tested.