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Submitted by Get Healthy Heights on December 05, 2017 at 3:20pm.
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December 1st is World AIDS Day!

Need to know the importance of getting in the “know zone” and where to get free testing in your neighborhood? Read more about it below!

1. HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is an autoimmune virus that causes AIDS. Many people with HIV don’t have any symptoms. The only way to know if you have HIV is to get tested.

2. More than 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV, and 1 in 8 people don’t know they have it. The good news is you can help change this by getting tested and spreading the word about World AIDS Day.

3. Getting tested is very important because it save lives. If you get a positive result you can get help referrals to experts who will help you take care of yourself and protect your loved ones and partners.

4. To find a free, fast and confidential HIV testing center near you, visit the Center for Disease and Control Prevention (CDC) website here

Some local organizations that provide free or low cost testing near you are:

Project Stay at 21 Audubon

21 Audubon Avenue @ 166th Street

New York, NY 10032

Tel: 646-284-9732

Mondays 5pm-8pm / Fridays 9am-5pm

(other appointments available upon request)


Project STAY at Farrell Community Health Center

610 W. 158th Street, 1st Floor

New York, NY 10027

Tel: 646-284-9739

Thursday 2pm-7pm

Subway: 1 train to 157th Street or C train to 155th Street


Deptartment of Health and Mental Hygiene Washington Heights Chest Center

600 West 168 Street 3rd Floor

New York, NY 10032

Hours: 8:30AM–4:30PM

Phone: (212) 368-4500


5. If you are not able to visit one of the centers, you may visit your doctor. HIV testing sometimes is covered by all major insurance, if not covered by your insurance the average HIV test cost in private doctor offices can range from $50-$200.

Testing save lives, early detection saves lives!      


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