VA hosts HIV testing day on Thursday

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POSTED: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 12:49pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 10:09pm

National HIV Testing Day is June 27, 2013. Central Texas Veterans Health Care System encourages everyone to get tested for HIV. The only way to know if you have HIV is to get tested. Many people with HIV don’t have any symptoms. In the United States, one in five people living with HIV don't know they have it. Even if you don’t feel sick, getting early treatment for HIV is important, early treatment can help you live a longer, healthier life.

Testing will be on June 27, 2013 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Valet Parking area of the Olin E. Teague Veterans’ Medical Center located at 1901 Veterans Memorial Drive in Temple. The test only requires a sample of oral fluid. Results will be available in 30 minutes with counselors available to answer any questions.

This event is a collaborative effort of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Texas Department of State Health Services, Central Texas Support Services, Scott & White Health Care System, and Fort Hood Communicable Disease Service Department of Preventive Medicine.

The HIV testing is free and open to Veterans, their families and the public. You must be 18 years of age to participate.



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