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HIV TEST DAY EXPANDS TO NATIONAL HIV TESTING WEEK

By Public Health Communications

June 22, 2016

PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL—Local organizations are joining the Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County by expanding HIV Test Day that traditionally occurred June 27, into a week of activities talking about HIV, testing for HIV and treating HIV.

"The interest in preventing and treating HIV generated by HIV Test Day has always been our chance to inform everyone about the importance of knowing your status," said Rob Scott, HIV/AIDS Educator with Florida Health, Palm Beach County. "This year we are hoping even more people will get tested. A person knowing their status goes a long way in preventing the spread of this disease."

In 2015 during the week that included HIV test day over 500 received the test and those infected were counseled for available care, treatment, and a course of action for the future. "We encourage everyone who is sexually active to be tested," added Scott "HIV can infect anyone."

Florida Health Palm Beach County Health Centers in Delray Beach, West Palm Beach, Lantana, and Belle Glade offer HIV testing and will include STD testing from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 27 for walk-ins. Appointments can be made by calling 1-888-438-2778. In addition, the following organizations will be offering free testing during HIV Test Week.

National HIV Testing Day 2016
Scheduled Events

Triple "H" Ministries, Inc. www.triplehministries.com
June 22, 24, 27, 2016 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
3600 Broadway, WPB 33407
(561) 766-1769
June 23, 2016 3–5:30 p.m.
Hampton Court, 4761 N. Australian Ave, WPB 33407
561-255-7711
June 25 and 26, 2016 times vary
Mobile Unit, Call for location 561-255-7711


Compass Gay & Lesbian Community Center 561-533-9699
June 23, 27, 2016 4 -7:30 p.m.
201 N. Dixie Hwy, Lake Worth 33460

Caridad Center, 561-853-1634 x133 www.caridad.org
June 24, 2016 8 a.m. -2 p.m.
8645 W. Boynton Beach Blvd, Boynton Beach 33472

FoundCare www.foundcare.org
June 22, 2016 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Palm Beach State College, 3160 PGA Blvd. PBG 33410
561-319-4394
June 24, 2016 9 – 11 a.m.
Urban League, 2197 Tamarind Ave, WPB 33407
561 472-2466 x255
June 25, 2016 11 a.m. -3 p.m.
True Fast Outreach Ministries, 638 6 St., WPB 33401
561-472-2466 x255
June 27, 2016 9 a.m. -5 p.m.
2330 S. Congress Ave, WPB 33406
561-472-2466 x255
June 27, 2016 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
2200 Congress Park Sr. Suite 100, Delray Bch 33445
June 27, 2016 12 p.m. -4 p.m.
1500 NW Avenue L, Suite A, Belle Glade 33430
561-996-7059


Families First- TOPWA (561) 319-4394
June 22, 2016 2 – 4 p.m.
Sunset Place Apartments: 1001 36th St, WPB, 33407
June 23, 2016 12 – 5 p.m.
Marshall Heights: 2802 Ilex Court, South Bay 33493
June 27, 2016 3 – 5 p.m.
Congress Park Apartments: 3000 Congress Park Drive, Lake Worth 33461
June 28, 2016 2 – 4 p.m.
StonyBrook Apartments: 1555 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Riviera Beach 33404


Planned Parenthood 561-683-0302
June 27, 2016, 12:30 – 7:30 p.m.
931 Village Blvd, Ste. 904, WPB 33409

Department of Health in Palm Beach County 561-547-6852
June 25, 2016 9 a.m. -9 p.m.
Local Barber Shops and Hair Salons call for locations & times.


Walgreen’s Greater than AIDS, & Kaiser Family Foundation
June 23, 24, 2016 3– 7 p.m. June 25, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Community Health Center of West Palm Beach
Walgreen’s 2501 Broadway, Riviera Beach 33404
561-840-8681, www.freehealthcarewpb.org
June 23, 24, 3 -7 p.m., June 25 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Genesis Community Health
Walgreen’s 1634 S. Federal Hwy, Boynton Beach 33435
561-735-6553, www.gencomhealth.org
June 23, 24, 2016 3 -7 p.m., June 25 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Foundcare Inc.
Walgreen’s, 105 E. Ocean Avenue, Lantana 33462
561-472-2466 x136 www.foundcare.org


FARTHER Outreach, Genesis Community Health, & Jerome Golden Center
June 27, 2016, 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Call 561-600-8925 by appointment and invitation only.