Free HIV Tests this Saturday

Jun 18, 2009

Health District encourages people to "Know Your HIV Status"


It is estimated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that about 1 in every 5 people who are HIV positive do not know they have the virus. For this reason, the Spokane Regional Health District is offering free HIV testing this Saturday at the East Central Community Center's Bates Medical Clinic.

"Knowing if you are HIV positive is important because it allows you to take action to stay healthy and to avoid spreading the virus to other people," says Dr. Joel McCullough, Health Officer for the Spokane Regional Health District. "The only way for people to know if they've been exposed to the virus is to be tested."

Who:
Open to the public (with priority given to people at risk for HIV)

What:
Free and Anonymous HIV testing.

  • Oral swab (does not require a blood test)
  • Result provided in 20 minutes.
  • Testing conducted in private rooms.

When:
Saturday, June 20th from 11am–4pm

Where:
East Central Community Center Bates Medical Clinic: located at 500 South Stone
(On Fifth Avenue one block West of Altamont, close to the South Hill Fred Meyers)

How:
For more information or to set up an appointment call 324-1544 or 324-3602 (TTD 324-1464)
Walk-in appointments are available as time allows.