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For Immediate Release
November 28, 2017
Kate Flavin


Sedgwick County to Offer Free HIV Testing on World AIDS Day

For World AIDS Day, Sedgwick County Division of Health will provide free conventional HIV testing on Friday, December 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed over the noon hour) at 2716 W. Central, Wichita, KS. 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 2016, there were 3,147 people in Kansas and 801 people in Sedgwick County living with HIV.

People may not know they have HIV which makes testing 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.