For National HIV Testing Day this year AIDS Services of Austin aims to test 100 people in 24 hours. We will offer expanded testing at two different locations. We will expand testing at The Q Austin as well as have a cookout to draw summer students as well as those who might be available during a lunch break or immediately after work. We will be partnering with Central Health Empowerment Clinic (CHE) to offer additional testing options for the awareness day. CHE will be testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea from 3 pm to 7 pm while ASA will be screening for HIV, Syphilis and Hep C the entire day from 12 pm to 7 pm.
Walgreens will partner with us again this year to offer expanded testing options for the community on both June 27th and June 28th from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Walgreens on Riverside Drive.
Alberto Barragan, AIDS Services of Austin director of prevention, says that the treatment of HIV and AIDS has become a manageable disease. “We have the tools today to end the HIV epidemic. But we have to work together as a community to make it happen! We work hard to educate the community about their risk factors and prevention options. Prevention doesn’t always look the same for everybody. Some people prefer condoms, some abstinence, and other PrEP and condoms. At ASA meet people where they’re at and help them find the right solution that works best for them.”
Help ASA reach our goal of 100 tested this year for National HIV Testing Day! Come by one of our testing sites and spread the word on your social media using #TestATX! ASA has set up several Snapchat geofilters at each testing site to make it easy for folks to invite their family and friends, while also normalizing the process of routine HIV and STI testing.
What: The Q Austin hosts a cookout for National HIV Testing Day (NHTD).
When: June 27th, 2017 from 12-7 pm.
Where: The Q Austin,
2906 Medical Arts
Austin, TX 78705
Walgreens, 3-7pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 27th and 28th.
1920 E Riverside Dr
Austin, TX 78741